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Day 31 ocean swim

It’s the first day of winter and today’s swim was a very cold and dark one. My last meeting of the afternoon finished late, and after it was done I told Yumiko that it was too dark out for me to swim—honestly, I was a little intimidated and scared of the cold night and the darkening sea. She challenged “There’s still light out!”—to which I asked if she was calling me a wuss while simultaneously putting on my swim trunks. Stepping out the door, I said “Bye” and heard a playful “wuss!” as my encouraging response. I’m so glad I came tonight and swam, though my fingers can barely type these words for the all the shivering. Yumiko has always supported and encouraged my every adventure, for which I am eternally grateful. Thank you Yumiko for reminding me tonight to always push past my fears in the direction of the better life we must always work hard to achieve. And thank you for reminding me not to be a wuss and just go!

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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