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Day eight ocean swim

I thought today would be a solid day of work, but then my daughter became sick and I took the day off to help her see a doctor and bring her home from college to get well. She’s alright. Just a flu. As we arrived home I asked if she had an appetite and wanted to eat? She answered “I want mom’s food” which warmed my heart—me too.

After that, I faced some ridiculous challeges trying to wash Emily’s car and check the air pressure in the tires. She was home and I was out alone with her car. I had to stop and ask myself to recalibrate my attitude and expectations in alignment with my principles. That did the trick—kinda. Though a part of me remained frustrated with the comedy of errors over a car wash and tire pressure check. But, I still made it to the beach in time to swim before the dark. That won’t last though, as darkness is coming sooner every day. I keep telling myself I’ll continue swimming into the winter and into the night. I’ve got the resolve. Let’s see if I also have the fortitude.

Now, it’s time to go home and check on my kid. Last I saw she was snuggled on the sofa with her dogs.

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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