Updated: 6 days ago
I’ve begun to stop waiting for retirement. What this means is that I’ve begun enacting my new way of life now, while still enmeshed in my 9-5 life. The recipe is simple: “I like to walk and think.” That’s it. That’s everything I plan to do. And I’m doing that everything now. I’ve averaged about four miles a day for the last year. Three miles with my wife and our dogs, and another one mile alone each evening at the beach. When I retire next year I’ll simply do the same, but more. I will walk for miles. Together sometimes with my wife. And more often alone with my mind. I will simply “walk and think” which is all I want of life anymore, it’s all I’ve wanted for years. And I’ll come home when it’s time, in the afternoon, evening, or even in the middle of the night. I’ll walk inside our home and say “tadaima” (I’m home) softy when my walking day is done. That’s how I will live after I retire. That’s how I have begun to live now.
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.
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
My name is Kurt Bell
Learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone
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