A life of courage, joy and independence.
Some hikes are remembered for the landscape and experiences along the way, or for the emotions felt or challenges overcome. Other hikes are recalled for what is lost in the wild, and for the recognition that we ourselves are less important, substantial or permanent than we might have fooled ourselves into thinking. This latter gain may haunt our remaining days like a broken tooth we can’t help probing with our tongue, or a troublesome limp we know we’ll never overcome, or a pang of lonesome felt with loved ones or in a crowd. Some never go, and avoid the loss altogether, or turn with emphasis towards family, religion, or the distractions of a well-lived life. Yet the empty is out there, like the vacuum of space, or the finality of death, waiting to extract our confidence, certitude and the strange peace of denial if only we’ll go alone to meet it.
Are you ready to get away someplace far for a little while? Then come join me on a two-day, two-night solo journey into an utterly empty desert badlands on a quest to reach and summit an ominous black volcano. As always, the wilderness took its toll and I came away with less than when I entered, and as always, I feel I got the better part of the bargain.
My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of The Good Life with me. I’m available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Going Alone is an independent approach to living, uncovering what is real, and making peace with the facts of what is true no matter how the truth makes us feel. I upload at least one video a week for this series on my YouTube channel.
The Good Life is a formulated plan of objectives and principals designed to help us live a more virtuous life in accord with sound reasoning. I upload at least one video a month for this series.
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