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The Good Life - 04/13/2023 - Two weeks of peace

It’s gone. I just realized this morning that the worry is gone. That anxiety and frustration which has haunted my nights these last few years has left. I’m sleeping through the night now—every night. The insomnia, or whatever it’s called, “morning horror” works for me, seems to have lifted two weeks back, after March 31st, when I decided my date to retire and stop living this way (it’s December 16th, 2024–a Monday). The trick was my degree of resolve, as this decision was not pretend, or wishful thinking, but a quite determined and serious line in the sand, stated out loud and even told to my boss. I’m really going to do it. I will stop living like this on that particular Monday. Yumiko too (though she’ll stop sooner). We’ve both decided to no longer live this way. And now the worry has ceased. And I can sleep again. The days are still hard, of course, as my work hasn’t changed, but the nights seem to be my own again—the tide of worry now seemingly unable to rise higher than shuteye. I hope this doesn’t change, as it’s so nice to sleep well again. It’s so good to find peace, or at least the promise of peace.


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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