The Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver have captured the attention of the world. As a former college and professional baseball player (and a lifelong sports fan), I've always loved the Olympic Games and appreciated the incredible athleticism, competition and passion of the athletes and teams from a pure sports perspective. However, having been a live spectator at both the Atlanta and Sydney Summer Olympic Games, I've experienced firsthand the true spirit of the Olympic Games that has been on display these past two weeks in Vancouver in a beautiful way.
There's something truly magical that happens during the Olympic Games. While many of us are enjoying rooting for our country—and we've seen some remarkable performances in Vancouver from people like Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Evan Lysacek, Bode Miller and many others—the real magic of the Olympic Games is way bigger than any individual athlete or even any country. And, if we look deeper, there are so many aspects of the Olympic Games that can teach us, remind us and inspire us on our own personal and spiritual journeys.5 spiritual lessons you can take away from the Olympic Games