Train Against Gravity
"What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”- Viktor Frank
My whole life I have struggled to fit in. Insecurities, childhood trauma, and the urge to be someone else plagued me. I would be lying if I said these fears are gone. But I am learning how to overcome them through stoic philosophy and training. And that is why I created Train Against Gravity. The goal is to teach you these principles through movement, meditation, and journaling.
It is human nature to seek comfort and the least path of resistance. It will feel pleasurable at the moment. But a mindset of instant gratification will eventually lead you down a deep dark hole, where numbness is your only friend. I have been there before. I can still remember the cold sweats running down my body as I lost every single dollar in my bank account. Through these setbacks and depressions, training has been there for me.
I am an addict, a dopamine junkie. Training fills the void and gives me the adrenaline I need to survive. I am not sure if I would be here today if it wasn't for the endorphins and sense of accomplishment exercise gives me. But training doesn't have to take place in a gym. You don't need tools to get in shape, yes they can help, but they aren't essential. Gravity is everywhere. Thus, you can train anywhere at any time. And just like you have to pay taxes, you must train. Be it physical or mental, to live a meaningful life there must be adversity. You shouldn't run from challenges, rather, you should embrace and learn from them. Gravity is the obstacle in the way, and you must not run from fear, you must confront it.