Gumnasia, pronounced: goom-nas-ee’-ah, is the ancient Greek word for gymnasium.
The gymnasiums in ancient Greece were more than the gyms we know today, along with physical exercise, wrestling, and steam baths the sessions also ended with philosophical study, training, and discussion.
This newsletter is short daily prompts, a trigger to get the day going, to create the life you want, and discover the life you were made for. I am an entrepreneur, a speaker, preacher, author, and an artist, and I also live with depression every day.
The prompts explore all these things, all the different parts of life, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual. Just a note: I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on the internet, these are things that I have learnt, and that work for me.
A large part of my well being has to do with training, training to be happy, content, satisfied with my life, and that training needs to be holistic, communal. I need to get my arse to gym, I need to be disciplined, I need to take care of my body. I need to meditate, pray, I need to read widely, I need to take care of my emotional well being. As we all do.
The Greeks and Romans trained naked, that is what the word Gymnasium means, to train naked. A very good friend of mine Tom Smith, has expounded this metaphor in my life. We need to practice living, we need to train to be proper humans, training naked has no pretense, no show, no ego, uncensored.
So this isn’t a declaration or a broadcast, nor do I have all the answers, it is an invitation to train with me with no egos, uncensored.
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