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Day 30 ocean swim

I took the afternoon off work today to see my doctor, which left time for arrival at the beach about an hour ahead of schedule. Not much difference though. Still cold—air and water are both cold. Plus a cold wind. But just an hour ago I took off my shirt at the doctor’s for my checkup. Not a very pretty sight to be sure, as I’m pretty soft and flabby with age—yet my skin did glow sorta, a little bit like the beach. It seems this daily application of the outdoors: the wind and cold and wet and sand, has done something to my own outside, made me sunny like the day, and a little rough like the sand, and better braced against the cold, and happier for the light. Nevermind the pharmacy today—no meds needed I think. I’ve brought my own dose of good health from the beach after all. A broad spectrum treatment without much cost, or side effect, or deeper consequence than the deliberate application of the simple fortitude needed to run fast and then dive in deep.

The Good Life Meditation is my daily recitation and reminder of personal objectives and principles used in pursuit of a purposeful life in spite of a universe of seeming indifference. Learn more about The Good Life at my website or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at:

OBJECTIVES: 1. Be Always Ready to Die 2. Make Good Use of Time and Resources 3. Develop Good and Sound Life Principles 4. Cultivate Good Emotional Reactions 5. Perform Good Actions 6. Recognize True Limits and Opportunity 7. One Thing Slowly

PRINCIPLES: 1. Principle of War 2. Principle of Reason 3. Homunculus 4. Anchorhold 5. Home of Good and Evil 6. Principle of Purpose 7. Atomic Principle 8. Principle of Nature 9. The Pirate Ride 10. Principle of Maturity 11. Social Principle 12. Public Speaking 13. Temperance 14. Life Will Not Go Well 15. The Horror Show 16. That Which Must Be Borne 17. The Feast of Offal 18. Distraction 19. Agency and The Great Indifference 20. The Best Seat in the House 21. The Restless Man 22. The Path of Wildness 23. The Great Life Adventure 24. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 25. Sin and Damnation 26. Complete Oblivion 27. The Season of Philosophy 28. Bullseye Aim 29. The Uphill Climb 30. Arena and Utility 31. Nothing IS enough 32. The Principle of Fun


My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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