The Good Life - 02/24/2023 - Cold feet
Two weeks back in the USA and I feel like my spirit has returned to America. I wasn’t fully home that first week, not half back; doing my work and tending to life, while much of me was elsewhere dreaming like I always do when it’s time for big change. But, I’m back now. Which is good, as our present life ain’t done, as there’s work and play and parenting yet to do and not a day to be lost in a new life which still isn’t. But it’s fun knowing that what isn’t is on it’s way to becoming what is. It’s living life as on a small train running through splendid countryside between cities. We keep busy and entertained in our seats while moving and watching the landscape pass, eating rice-balls and sipping tea; reading and doing work, or just gazing and dreaming. And then the train arrives at our next stop, and we gather our things and get out and step down—out of the station and into our somewhere new. ”So, this is our home now, eh?” And so life will be…for a few years or a decade until maybe we return to one day get back on the train. It’s good to know that the station is there and always open. And that the train is always idling and ready to go…
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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