Warm ocean water… The sea has suddenly warmed. And stepping in up to my ankles yesterday felt like youth found again in an old photo. I remembered who I’d once been, when, in the past, and during my whole long life with the sea. And the feeling lasts—for a bit. It’s been twenty-four hours since I felt the warm sea yesterday, and still that warmth is within me. It’s better than good food or medicine or rest even. Just stepping a few paces into the surf does the trick. Better still the further and deeper I go. And there’s nothing like a plunge through a foaming wave, better still a shallow dive beneath a small, rolling comber—that’s the trick, the stuff of deep, deep living. No wonder I feel so young again. It’s not true, I know. This experience is like the pleasant jolt after good, strong coffee, a real boost and jar to the system, welcome and something needed. So too, walking barefoot into the suddenly warm sea. Bracing, real, yet ephemeral. Summer is coming, and the ocean is the first to tell. Gone are the cold currents of winter. Come now, remove your shoes and walk apace the great warming sea. Wet your toes and ankles or higher still. Come deeper if you dare. This season will never come again. This day, our only opportunity and final chance.
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.