Aaron Rodgers to think about future throughout darkness retreat
Aaron Rodgers hopes the darkness will assist him see the sunshine about his future.
The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback stated Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he’ll embark on a four-day/four-night “darkness retreat” quickly after the Super Bowl on Sunday.
“I’ve got a pretty cool opportunity to do a little self-reflection in some isolation,” Rodgers stated. “And then after that I feel like I’ll be a lot closer to a final, final decision.”
Rodgers, 39, stated he has not determined if he’ll play in 2023, whether or not that is with the Packers or one other group, amid studies that he may very well be traded.
“For sure; it’s a real thing, 100 percent,” Rodgers stated of retirement. “That’s why it’s going to be important to get through this week and to take my isolation retreat and just to be able to contemplate all things my future and then be able to make a decision that I think is best for me moving forward and in the highest interest of my happiness and then move forward.”
He stated final summer season that he had taken half in ayahuasca ceremonies that may produce hallucinations much like the drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT). He stated the darkness retreat doesn’t embody the usage of ayahuasca.
“It’s just sitting in isolation, meditation, dealing with your thoughts,” Rodgers stated. “It stimulates DMT, so there can be some hallucinations in there but it’s just kind of sitting in silence, which most of us never do. We rarely even turn our phone off or put the blinds down to sleep in darkness. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Rodgers stated the retreat might be alone within the confines of a small home in an undisclosed location. He stated meals are delivered, however in any other case there is no such thing as a different contact with the skin world. However, he stated he might depart at any level in the course of the keep if he selected to take action.
“It’s just sitting in isolation, meditation, dealing with your thoughts. It stimulates DMT, so there can be some hallucinations in there but it’s just kind of sitting in silence, which most of us never do. We rarely even turn our phone off or put the blinds down to sleep in darkness. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Rodgers received the novice portion of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in partnership with skilled golfer Ben Silverman on Sunday. During the event, followers may very well be heard attempting to persuade Rodgers to play for his or her group. Among the groups believed to be most all in favour of Rodgers ought to the Packers commerce him are the Las Vegas Raiders and New York Jets.
“I’m not a free agent, I’m under contract with the Packers,” Rodgers stated. “That gets lost in the conversation a lot. In years past, there’s been a couple years where we got ousted from the playoffs by the Niners and then I went and played at Pebble and those years were very razzing, I would say, from the crowd. A lot of Niner yells and other various well-timed trash talk.
“This 12 months was much more constructive, I believe. The sentiment was very constructive, individuals wanting me to get traded to their group, and the Raiders followers had been in all probability probably the most vocal and probably the most quite a few.”