I wanted to dedicate this blog post to our spiritual fathers and mentors
The people who turn boys into men
People with knowledge of self and a deep understanding of the word of God
People who understand their own purpose and the meaning of life
My spiritual father was an Ethiopian Orthodox, follower of the oriental Orthodox Church
His name’s Dr. Temesgen and he lives (or lived) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where I spent nearly 5 years as a teenager
Doc taught me so much about life man, so much !
The concept of paying it forward and the idea of giving back to the world was inspired by this man
Doc was the perfect mentor. He took me under his wing when I was barely 14, and I couldn’t be more grateful
His teachings range from the importance of self-awareness, communication to the overall basics of health and diet
He was an exemplary individual
Down to earth, grateful, generous with his time and money, always with a smile on his face
His diet was the pinacle of excellence, his routines kept him looking young when he was way past his 70s
His diet consisted of boiled veggies, fruits and a small cup of freshly brewed coffee every morning
As an early-riser, the first thing he’d to do upon waking up was pray. After that, he’d put on his best attire and go about his business, day in, day out
A simple and yet perfect routine such as his is crucial for those looking to stay sharp and healthy
A good routine can keep you away from laziness, complacency and trouble, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned from Friday, or, The Other Island
Doc was such a lovely human being, one of the best I’ve ever met
I miss him dearly and wish I could have one last conversation with him
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