A soft final hour of sleep last night. Awake, yet at peace. Not like that horror of before, those panic attacks which once wracked me. How does anyone endure such nights? I’m glad I’ve known them. Just like I’m strangely grateful for my many life failures, false starts and the silly certitudes which reality has since disabused me to keep. I’ve become so small with time, just a pebble now, headed to sand, soon after to nothing. Not at all like the big, angled rock I was in my youth—nearly everything now worn and gone. And good riddance. None of that was needed anyway. So, maybe I’ll continue to sleep better now, being so small? What’s to bother nothing anyway? Just the ambition to be and do good, which is easier now that I’m so much less, and there’s less to distract, and less time to waste. Just the good use of time—the simple and clear good utility of what little time remains.
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. Public Speaking 13. Temperance 14. Life Will Not Go Well 15. The Horror Show 16. That Which Must Be Borne 17. The Feast of Offal 18. Distraction 19. Agency and The Great Indifference 20. The Best Seat in the House 21. The Restless Man 22. The Path of Wildness 23. The Great Life Adventure 24. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 25. Sin and Damnation 26. Complete Oblivion 27. The Season of Philosophy 28. Bullseye Aim 29. The Uphill Climb 30. Arena and Utility 31. Nothing IS enough 32. 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.