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Relax & Live the Good (Enough) Life

Relax & Live the Good (Enough) Life
CD Rai. Circa 1950s. Gangtok, Sikkim.

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Namaste, dear reader.
I am CD.
I was born in the Sikkim Himalayas and was 96 when I died there on 8 August 2020.
Many near and far mourned my passing.
They even named a road after me.

I once overheard someone say, "That CD was really good at ... at ... life!"
I'm not sure I was, but I suppose I died as I lived—with a smile!
I believe you can too.

I lived long and well because I learned and did a few things that helped me go on.
I want to share them with you because they may help you live similarly.
Better still, they may help you find your way to live a great life.

But be warned—I'm neither a philosopher nor a guru.
I never meditated in a cave or sought enlightenment.
Instead, these musings (if one can call them that) are gleaned from one life in the mountains—mine.

Some advice is obvious, making it valuable.
Some may appear unconventional, but things are not always what they seem.
Most of what I have to say is simple to understand but not easy to do.

But just because something is hard doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
I know I did.

My only request is that you read this slowly.
It will give your mind, body, and spirit the time they need to turn what you read into second nature.

Finally, nothing here is in any order because life isn't particularly orderly.
Start and finish anywhere and anytime you like.
I hope it's helpful.

CD Rai