The Good Life - 02/18/2023 - Suddenly sick *
Wow! Really sick this morning. I’m gonna need to get tested. And my plans for the day, and maybe the weekend, are scraped. Nevertheless, I’m enjoying the experience of being sick. I do always appreciate going through this valley of shadows. It’s like taking a ride on that scariest ride at the amusement park; you know, the one out back by the parking lot where all the carnies live in their trailers. The one where the lighting is poor and the man out front hawking the ride appears more predator than concessioner. Suddenly you wake up and the bar is down upon your lap and the little car is shooting through the door into the dark. That’s what it’s like for me when I’m sick. And I never close my eyes in the dark no matter what the sounds or whatever warm breath I feel breathing upon my neck. Let’s ride now through the weekend and learn what’s to be found of this experience of being suddenly sick.
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
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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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