The name Soul Share has a double meaning. It can refer to sharing ourselves -- our thoughts, feelings, and actions -- with each other. It also refers to the ancient Greek concept of friendship in which friends were people so close that it was like sharing the same soul. The primary principle here is that humans are capable of progressing towards a goal of full maturity as humans by practicing philosophical (or "spiritual") exercises within a community of friendship. This was the core of the practices Paul taught to groups of people, mainly gentiles who had become influenced by a form of Hellenistic-Jewish philosophy, who were meeting within the social construct of the Roman household with Paul functioning as a philosophical advisor.