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The Good Life - 09/06/2023 - Clay at our own wheel

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Yumiko and I both have begun to mold ourselves into the people we wish to become. It’s a very alien and strange process and feeling; something we could never do before when our lives were all about parenthood and work. Freedom yields flight of a sort, and though we are still not quite fully free, we’re both stretching our wings and eyeing both our shared and respective horizons. I won’t postpone my living until that day arrives, which is an easy trap to fall into, robbing us of our genuine living right before our eyes—daylight robbery, in fact. But I will prepare. And it’s great fun to prepare; molding my own clay into whatever new vessel I will soon become. And Yumiko is spinning her clay, too. I wonder what new person she will become?

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.

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 34. The Principle of Fun

35. Being Ready

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My name is Kurt Bell

Learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone

Be safe... But not too safe

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