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☀️ The Good Life - 06/15/2023 - Free to enter the sea

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Today I’m free again and can go back into the sea. The wound in my side is fully healed and my damaged leg is much better. However, I’ve become weak, frail and flabby these last few months. Sure, I still walk one, two or sometimes three miles a day with Yumiko. But I’m no longer very strong. And this shows not only with my poor physique, but with my attitude and engagement with life. I’m a little afraid to go into the cold and churning ocean. And I am definitely afraid to ride my motorcycle, which I no longer wish to keep. But, these and my other new fears are not the fear that comes of first longing and then telling myself no. This is not the no of denial. This is the lack of want that comes AFTER these things are first done. As I no longer want to go very far or deep into the ocean where I’ve already been. And I no longer want to ride the motorcycle at all, which I’ve already done quite enough. Those things are simply done. Like high school football is done after graduation. Or how hunger is done after we’ve ate a big meal. It’s the feeling of simply enough…

But I will go back into the ocean. But carefully, and not very far out to sea. Because going into the ocean is a very good thing to do. Even just a quick dunk does the job—like entering the fount of Ponce de Leon, a magical restorative elixir of life. And I’ll go every day if I can. And then watch, I’ll soon become strong again like before, stronger even…like old Jack LaLanne! Ok maybe, not that strong. But that’s what will happen when I go back into the sea. I will become a strong and fit old dad, with hard yet diminished muscles, better tone, and warm, sun-ripened skin. My hair will get and remain sandy; and there’ll be sunshine again shining through my eyes and upon my genuine smile like before. These are the things which I know will come of regularly entering the sea. Not far into the sea, not deep, just forward and in and then fully down and below and back out. This I can do. I’ve definitely got that in me. And I’m free to do it again starting today.


The Good Life Meditation serves as a daily compass, orienting me towards personal objectives and principles essential for a purposeful existence within an indifferent universe. Further your understanding of The Good Life by visiting my website,, or delve into my book Going Alone—hardcover recommended. Get a signed copy here. 📚✍️

🎯 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 🐢🧘‍♂️

8. Maintain Balance ⚖️

📜 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 0️⃣ 34. The Principle of Fun 🎉

35. Being Ready 🚀

🌄📚🚶‍♂️ Kurt Bell is a passionate explorer, dedicated family man, and author of books such as "Going Alone" and "No More Looking Out For Number One." Born in America in 1964, he integrates Stoic philosophy into his physical and philosophical journeys. Today's venture on The Path of Wildness embodies this harmonious blend of exploration and mindful living. While Kurt savors these moments and looks forward to future adventures, he remains ever prepared for life's end, ready to depart without a single backwards glance.

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