To say that a life is “successful” is to say, minimally, that:
- You have access to abundant good food. “Abundant”: just enough, not too much. “Good”: locally grown, ethically raised, sufficiently satisfying.
- Your work nourishes your soul. “Work”: the manifestation of self through activity. “Nourishes”: makes lighter, raises up, feels ebullient. “Soul”: the higher states of being human.
- One has a room with a view. “Room”: a home, a dwelling. “A view”: that which welcomes light and birdsong, guests and friends; that which inspires thought and reverie.
- One manages to help others. “Help”: raises others to their higher selves.
A successful life is a plentiful life.