Day 62 ocean swim: Today is so much easier than yesterday. It’s my second day running into the sea since recovering from my injury. Tomorrow should be better still. But I’ve got to watch it, as I do not wish to hurt myself again.
Today, I swam alone way out to the deeper water... And I rested out there in the calm; floating face up towards the sky; the hot sun warming my exposed forehead and nose, while my submerged parts were lifted and made light in the clean, clear buoying swell. No pain anywhere. No pressure. No concern. Summer is here. And the ocean feels so good now to go in—like maybe, the very best thing in life, like maybe, the very best thing in life ever. Moments like these are something to remember. A thing to take home now to share. Something to smile about for no reason at all. A thing to be glad about for the mere chance to live.
Treasures like today are also something to take with me one day—if I make it that far—to the old folks home, where I’ll never again float alone in the sea. And I’ll make the nurses then wonder at my wry smile, and the distant summer warmth and light in my eyes, as a float there again in the sea.
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 GoingAlone.org or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at: https://lnkd.in/gFgfGmY6
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. Principle of Family 13. Public Speaking 14. Temperance 15. Life Will Not Go Well 16. The Horror Show 17. That Which Must Be Borne 18. The Feast of Offal 19. Distraction 20. Agency and The Great Indifference 21. The Best Seat in the House 22. The Restless Man 23. The Path of Wildness 24. The Great Life Adventure 25. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 26. Sin and Damnation 27. Complete Oblivion 28. The Season of Philosophy
29. Scriptwriting 30. Bullseye Aim 31. The Uphill Climb 32. Arena and Utility 33. Nothing IS enough 34. 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.