Benny Sip

Prose

The Taste Of Football

This is the most important training session of your life. Why?

Because it is. Right here. Right now. Right in front of your face. And tomorrow will be the same. If you are fortunate. Do you understand this?

Really?

I don't think so. I don't know if I do.

Do you love football for the sake of football or do you covet it for something else? Be honest with your self.

Are you in the business of mastering the craft? Becoming the absolute best you are capable of? Or are you interested in looking good, status, fame, admiration of family and friends, money or just passing the time because you have nothing better to do? Do you love football for football sake or something else all together?

There is no right or wrong here. There is just what is. There is only what you are. And you are what you are. But you can change. Through honesty and awareness and sincerity you can change. You can grow. You can improve your state. You can become. More optimal.

Often times looking forward is not the answer. Looking back as to why you began in the first place however....

When was the last time you really played football?

Like really played. With the heart of a child. Wild and free and untamed. Unthinkingly. In the grass. In the wet. The smell of it. The sweat.

~ The Taste Of Football ~

Ben Sippola