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The Good Life - 12/13/2022 - Woo be damned *

A light switched on in my mind last night, prompted by a comment from Juan about taking charge of the visualization of our challenges, issues and opportunities. So, instead of merely fretting over my perceived life worries, I witnessed them completing and closing well. And that did something real. It’s like I fooled my mind that there was no monster in the closet (though there really is a monster in the closet) which helped me to return to sleep a little faster and more soundly than if I’d simply tried to solve my problems at 2:00 AM.

My problems will be solved. I always solve them. Every one of them. Sure, someday—likely soon—I’ll meet a problem that’s beyond me, and I’m ready (I hope) to be taken down hard. But I know things are good, and in hand, and I can still climb every mountain. So, why waste my nights solving problems that can wait ’till day. It’s better maybe to simply visualize a happy ending to lull this child within me back to sleep. Then, at dawn, I’ll rise stronger, more rested and well, put on my work shirt, comb my hair, make a strong cup of coffee and sit down to work and begin solving the hard problems which I’d promised myself in the dark I would find a way to complete.

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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. And visit our Discord at:

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

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My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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