"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it."
- Lou Holtz
Today, think back on some of the best or worst sports events that you've ever experienced. When you recount it, you can probably feel the exact same emotions you felt at the moment. Whether it's "sports crying" at your team finally hoisting a championship or a bitter defeat in your local softball league against your rival, each memory is packed with emotions. And that is true of all of your memories. You see, your brain has no concept of time. So when a particular memory is recalled, your brain has the same response as it did at the time of the event. That is why certain events may "mean so much" to you. And also why you may respond differently then others to certain events. Don't run from these feelings. Embrace them, for they are as much a part of you as your arm or leg. Allow yourself to feel your feelings, even if it hurts. It's the only way to be truly connected to yourself.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”