Day seven: Leaving our little house I called to Yumiko in the kitchen “I’m going for a swim!” She responded, “can’t you hear that wind howling?” I could hear the wind. And I soon felt it too, standing bare-skinned before the cold November sundown. But I’m glad for the wind, and the cold, and another setting sun. A good reminder of another day I’ve done my best to live well. Not perfect by any means. But a good day to be sure. A solid day passed in the pursuit of virtue, where virtue is nothing more than the seeking to improve the well being of thinking creatures. My swim is done. My whole body is shaking with a deep chill and the pleasant peace of the good use of time. Now, I’ll go home to my wife, my little dogs, a warm dinner and bed. Tomorrow will be another day.
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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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