Day five: Today has been a tough day. I just couldn’t square my mind into it. Troublesome thoughts all morning and into the afternoon. However, I did not let that stop me from having a “good” day; where goodness is simply the successful fulfillment of my role and responsibilities in life. This mood will pass. That is the nature of moods—to pass. So now, I’ll reluctantly run myself into the cold sea. This’ll do the trick, I’m sure. It always does. But not just running into a cold sea. But running into anything seemingly unpleasant, but which is actually good for us. Like running into eating less, or running into the day before dawn, or running into courtesy even when our mood may be foul. Out the other side is the exhilaration of having persevered through something hard, which is almost always the best remedy for a bad day or a foul mood or a worried and troubled mind.
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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. 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
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My name is Kurt Bell.
You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.
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