Mychal Kendricks has been practicing meditation for the past year-and-a-half.
It is what brought him to the Arizona desert this offseason. It’s what helps to get him focused before a game. Whether it’s on top of the red rocks of Sedona or in the sauna at NovaCare, he uses it to clear what can only be described as a unique, complex and busy mind.
“I’m thinking about my loved ones, I’m thinking about my job, I’m thinking about breathing. I’m thinking about everything that’s been in my life and then it kind of (snaps fingers) all goes away at one time,” said Kendricks. “And then it’s all blank.”
As we discovered through our lengthy conversations with Kendricks, the past that flashes behind his eyelids is beautiful and confusing and at times, heart-wrenching. The loved ones that he sees do not leave his thoughts for long. And this job, seemingly predestined, has been the instrument used to help glue a family back together. Read more »