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The Good Life - 01/09/2023- Consciousness rather than a soul *

I’ve been imagining sunlight lately. I can see the light of the sun in my thoughts. And I can feel the warmth of sunshine, even dull light coming through the clouds, just by thinking it up. It’s like I‘m carrying the light home with me from the beach. I never once did this when I lived at the beach in college. The sunlight was its own thing then, something to experience in the outdoors to then be lost as soon as I went inside. Now though, the light sneaks inside with me, is smuggled somehow behind my stupid smile and my happy eyes, wide from running over the sands. Who knew I’d wind up a smuggler—parsing contraband warmth here and there across and within my body: a glow on the skin, windblown, frazzled hair, saltwater dried at the creases of my eyes, and remembered sunlight glowing like ember within my mind. Thank goodness I’m getting old, and turning my attendance more from the body to the mind, which has more and better tricks than running and swimming and being strong; as my mind can hold and carry sunlight now, to harbor and ration and distribute the livelong day and night for as long as I continue to live.

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. 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.


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