Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Fortunate son – Sons of Grizzly – LylesBrother

Sometimes we fail to recognize or appreciate the sunny days of our lives. ūüôā

“Dear Kurt, My name is XXXX I am 19 years old and I live in the small town of XXXX. I have watched all of your videos and can’t say how much they inspire me. I’m a recent graduate in Media Broadcasting and volunteers and a local Cable station. During my time in my eight week program I had some hard troubles keeping up with the class which made me feel not capable of myself. But I turned things around and happily graduated with my class. Sadly I’m currently unemployed and Not sure where to take my life. Some of me wants to be a IMAX projectionist some of me wants to pursue the dream of driving trains. I recently had to quit my radio show due to the fact that my boss couldn’t pay me enough money. But I still do some freelancing. I keep doubting myself everyday saying that I cannot do this and I cannot have the courage to achieve my goals. I was wondering if you could give me some advice in a LylesBrother video to help me with this issue. Thanks so much again for inspiring me with your videos and looking forward to meeting you! Best Regards”

Here is the passage by Henry David Thoreau quoted in the video:
“Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places. The place where that may occur is always the same, and indescribably pleasant to all our senses.” -Walden

Here’s a link where you can view the passage in context:

For anyone interested in the topic discussed here I highly recommend giving this episode of the Hear Now podcast a listen:


Welcome to the LylesBrother blog. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of life with me. If you are someone struggling to find your footing in life then please consider visiting our self-help and support website at http://sonsofgrizzly.com.¬†I’m also available on social media if you have questions or just want to chat and say hi. All links are listed below. I look forward to meeting you on-line. Have a great day!

The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness¬†is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along¬†The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

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