What is the good life?

 Kahala, March '11

The big question is: how do I compromise living a comfortable life with objects and events that enhance my experience, while not living a life of excess and unnecessary spending?  I want quality, comfort, function and freedom in things that please me aesthetically; yet I want it to be simplistic, natural, and unwasteful.

In the past I’ve chosen possessions haphazardly– I cycled through stuff within mere months.  I was clueless as to what I truly liked.  I’ve had to learn to consciously differentiate between what made me feel good and what was just a moment of fancy.  I think that the real good-life is one in which happiness is chosen consciously above all else.

I don’t ever want to impose unnecessary conflicting influences upon what I really am.  I think it’s very possible to make excellent choices for things that I desire, while keeping an eye out for things that are pleasing in all aspects , whilst not being excessive.

I believe that our lives and our experiences are created by us. I believe that the good life is freedom, passion, happiness, adventure, health, love, and peace of mind. I believe that both simplicity and extravagance is wonderful in moderation and should never be relied upon or glorified. I believe that the basic foundations of a happy and healthy life are the most important thing. I believe that relying on anything for self importance is neurotic. I believe that I should be in touch with what I do and why I want things. I believe that everyone has their own unique brand and should foster these individualities and never measure themselves against others.

I believe that my brand is to help others realize the creative potential of their minds. I believe I’m here to live life in such a way that demonstrates the ability to live frugal, self-made, yet luxurious in it’s own genuine way. Luxuries of the celebrity kind are facades. Luxuries come from within and are the manifestations of passionate living.

Life is art, craft your experience.

2 thoughts on “What is the good life?

  1. joedalio says:

    I appreciate your positive outlook! I don’t think it’s a problem to have excess as long as you dont hoard and you share when the opportunity arises. All you have is a gift from God. As long as you see it that way, your abundance will nof be a problem 😀

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