Yesterday afternoon was nice. I took half a day off to see my doctor, the best doctor ever. We talked about my awful panic attack a few weeks back and I told him about my decision to quit my job next year and retire to a less stressful way of life. He smiled and said that was good medicine, and he encouraged me to dwell on my plan daily, especially during the hard hours at work in order to help lessen my worry and ensure I make this dream come true. My doctor and I then talked about the real cost of exchanging time for money, the dangerous expense of burning out, and the grave fragility of well being. I left my doctor’s office without any prescription to fill, though our talk did fill me with new confidence to carry on with our next year’s plan, and to begin living a better life today through my actions and resolve. And so I came home from my doctor visit and retreated with my book to the yard, to sit with my dog amidst the flowers, reading and feeling on my skin the warm sunlight and cool sea air while sensing the suddenly slowed passage of time. Thank you doc, for seeing me today and helping me to better sort my mind and align my resolve with what Yumiko and I already know is the right thing to do.
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
My name is Kurt Bell.
You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.
Be safe... But not too safe.