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Today’s guest is Marques Anderson – a former NFL safety turned social entrepreneur committed to awakening the capacities of developing communities around the world.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes Omni Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, Omni Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “We’re not separated from anything that’s come in the past, and we’re not separated from anything that will come in the future.”
  • “A lot of my biggest plays came from being in a moment where I was just able to react.”
  • “Wisdom is experience actually activated.”
  • “I was almost having out-of-body experiences on the field.”
  • “If I was excited about it, or I thought there was a challenge there that would push me forward… I wanted to be involved in that.”
  • “It wasn’t that I stopped loving the game – it was more that I couldn’t be owned by the game.”
  • “You have 90,000 – 100,000 people cheering for you, but on the field it’s silent.”
  • “When you love yourself, that is the only portal that will allow you to love someone else.”

Mentioned in This Episode

  • The role of ancient wisdom in identifying your true power
  • How sports and academics can support each other
  • How to translate thought into three-dimensional form on the field
  • What Marques did to activate his wisdom on the field
  • Why meditation can condense the knowledge you build as an athlete
  • Why most coaches and general managers only see the athlete and not the whole person
  • How unconditional love unfolds on the road to peak performance
  • Why slaying your ego is the key to owning your innate wisdom
  • Why supernatural things happen when you push at the edge of your mental models
  • The balance between humility and the self-love of shining our own light

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