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Feb 12 · 420
Love Feels Good
Carl D'Souza Feb 12
Love
feels good;
Loving others
feels good;
Being loved by others
feels good.

Love
optimises my experience of being alive.

Love
makes me happy.

I seek Love-Happiness.
Feb 10 · 342
Nice Neighbourhood Happy
Carl D'Souza Feb 10
It is a warm summer day
with a clear blue sky
and white fluffy clouds floating by;
I am
walking down my home street
and enjoying the cool summer breeze
blowing over my body
cooling me down;
I am enjoying
the sight
of front-yards with tall trees and shrubs of many varieties,
the sight of two storey mansions with designer architecture,
the sight of neatly mown lush-green front lawns;
I am enjoying
the auditory experience
of a quiet peaceful neighbourhood,
with a gentle breeze rustling leaves on trees
and birds tweeting
around my quiet home street;

I feel
Nice-Neighbourhood-Happy.
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
I am
gently munching
crunchy hazelnuts
which taste delicious
as they break apart on my teeth,
bits of hazelnut
passing over my tongue;
the hazelnuts are covered in chocolate
which melts on my  tongue
as I gently munch
and savour the taste of
sweet milky creamy brown chocolate.

I am
Chocolate-Happy.
Feb 9 · 80
Ironing
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
I am enjoying
holding a hot steam iron
gently pressing it downwards
and moving it across
a white cotton crumpled coat
which becomes neatly flat
as I iron.

When I have completed ironing the coat
and I put the coat on a hangar
and I see the coat neatly flat
I feel happy.
Feb 9 · 305
Fear of Loss
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
When I fear
loss,
I accept the course of destiny
and this acceptance calms me down;
then I proactively prudently strive with optimism
to do whatever I can
to avoid the loss,
and this striving I enjoy.
Feb 9 · 220
When I'm Unhappy
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
When I am unhappy
about some aspect of my life,
I still enjoy
the basic experience of being alive:
the stimulating
sights
sounds
tastes
smells
tactile sensations and
introspective ****** experiences;

I still enjoy
striving with optimism
to improve my situation
so I can be happier;

I still enjoy
being happy
about those aspects of my life
which I can feel happy about.
Feb 9 · 1.3k
Feelings
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
I feel
so many feelings
all the time.

I am
a feeling being.

I need
to feel
to understand
the meaning of my experiences
in comparison to my needs and aspirations.

But
my feelings
happen intuitively
and prior to careful evidence-based reasoning
and so my feelings are not philosophically reasonable
and so my feelings are dangerous
if I use my feelings to define what reality is.

I protect myself
from unphilosophical unreasonable feelings
by never enacting my feelings,
by never reacting motivated by feelings;
rather I use my feelings
only as information
that I am having feelings
and so my needs and aspirations
may be affected in some way
by my experiences
which led to my feelings;
then I reflect
on my experiences
to philosophically reasonably discover
how it is most useful for me to feel
to achieve my optimal joy an happiness.
Feb 9 · 227
Love Interest
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
Wonderful You
are the best lady
in the world
for me
to be with.
Feb 9 · 165
Deserving
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
Every person
in the world
is deserving
of care:
care for their feelings
care for their health and well-being
care for their self-actualisation
care for what they need to function optimally
care for their joy and happiness.
Feb 9 · 166
Love Interest
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
I notice you,
You are conspicuous to me
as I think you are wonderful
like a rainbow in a clear blue summer sky.
Feb 9 · 157
Happy Feelings Poet
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
I write poetry
to express
my joyful and happy feelings,
and so I can feel joy and happiness
when I read my poem,
and so others can feel joy and happiness
when they read my poem.
Feb 9 · 72
Love
Carl D'Souza Feb 9
I will love myself
and I will love you
and then maybe
you will love me too.
Feb 8 · 288
Milk Coconut Chocolate
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
I am
gently munching
fine European chocolate
of a milk-coconut flavour:
I am feeling
the texture of coconut flakes
on my tongue and teeth,
I am tasting
the sweet milky chocolaty flavour
of the brown soft chocolate.

I am
Chocolate-Happy.
Feb 8 · 256
Philosophy-Friend
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
When we dialogue
I pose questions
which interest your mind
and evoke in your mind
answers
which are clues to my mind
about what my answers could be
to how to achieve my joy and happiness
and the joy and happiness of all people.

I appreciate you
and our dialogues,
Philosophy-Friend.
Feb 8 · 248
Philosophy-Friend
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
When we dialogue
you pose questions
which interest my mind
and evoke in my mind
useful answers
that I can use
to achieve my joy and happiness
and the joy and happiness of all people.

I appreciate you
and our dialogues,
Philosophy-Friend.
Feb 8 · 44
Pizza-Happy
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
I am
eating a slice of hot aromatic pizza
and as I gently chew
I savour the taste of
red salami slices,
folded thin sheets of pink ham,
red diced tomatoes,
seedless black olives,
and slices of brown mushrooms;

As I experience
the delicious tastes
of pizza
I am Pizza-Happy.
Feb 8 · 240
Walking in a Park
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
I am
strolling
gently and easily
across a riverside park,
my sports-shoe clad feet
pressing down and rebounding on soft lush green grass
with each gentle easy step;

I see
the wide blue river
alongside the park and
I gaze at
white yachts anchored and
I smell
the refreshing pungent scent of salt-water and
I look up at
the mid-blue sky with white fluffy clouds floating across and
I feel
walking-through-a-park-Happy.
Feb 8 · 374
Warm Summer Night
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
I am
sweating
laying in a soft bed,
gazing
out through my open bedroom window
at a eucalyptus tree
gently swaying and shaking
in the cool summer breeze
which is wafting in through the open window
blowing over my body
cooling me down;

I am
cool-summer-breeze-Happy.
Feb 8 · 479
Warm Summer Day
Carl D'Souza Feb 8
I am
laying comfortably in my soft bed and
cool summer breeze is
wafting in through my open bedroom window
blowing over my body
cooling me down;

I am
cool-summer-breeze-Happy.
Aug 2019 · 788
Ginger-Chocolate-Cookie
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I take a bite
of a ginger and chocolate
cookie
and chew
pungent ginger
and sweet chocolate;
soft crumbly cookie pieces
roll over my tongue
as I chew;
my mouth waters
and the flavours
of spicy ginger and delectable chocolate
mix in my mouth.
Aug 2019 · 368
Dawn
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I am laying in bed
looking out my window
experiencing
the black sky
change
to lighter blue
and I hope
this new day
brings joys and happiness.
Aug 2019 · 531
Orange-Juice
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Orange-Juice
tastes nice:
sweet,
hydrating,
with tiny nourishing pips
which squish on my tongue
as I swallow.
Aug 2019 · 798
My Love’s Clothes
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Everything my love wears
is beautiful
because it’s on her.
Aug 2019 · 281
Haters?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Is hate
the opposite of compassion?
Is hate
the motivation to malevolence
instead of caring
for the joy and happiness of others?
Is hate
the motivation to harm
instead of helping
others to be joyful and happy?

Does hating others
stress me,
traumatise me,
and make me unhappy?
Yes it does.
Therefore,
should I avoid
hating others
to increase my joy and happiness?
Yes I should.

Does hating another
make the target of hate
unhappy?
Yes it does.
Therefore,
is a society
in which some people hate
other people
an unhappy society?
Yes it is.

In a joy-and-happiness-society
should every person avoid
hating others
to increase joy and happiness
for themself
and everyone in society?

In a joy-and-happiness-society
should people who disagree
retain compassion for each other?
Aug 2019 · 632
My Love’s Voice
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Her voice
is the most beautiful
music
in the world.

Beautiful-music
which makes me feel
I would enjoy
and be happy
being in harmony
with her.
Aug 2019 · 4.3k
Being Kind To Suffering?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Are we all
suffering?
Some of us suffering more?
Some of us suffering less?

Does being kind
to suffering
reduce the suffering
and increase happiness?
Yes it does.

Am I happier
when I am suffering less?
Yes.
Therefore,
to optimise my joy and happiness
should I be kind
to my suffering?
Yes I should.

Am I happier
when others around me
are suffering less
and are more happy?
Yes I am.
Therefore,
should I be kind
to other people's suffering
to make them happier?
Yes I should.

To optimise our joy and happiness
should we be kind
to each other’s
suffering?

In a joy-and-happiness-society
would every person
be kind
to every other person’s
suffering?
Aug 2019 · 233
I Have Knowledge?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I am unaware of
what I am unaware of;
I predict
there are many more experiences
and concepts
to be aware of
that I am currently ignorant of.
Aug 2019 · 197
Good Karma?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I am happier
interacting with
happy people;
I am unhappier
interacting with
unhappy people.

Therefore,
when I make others
unhappier,
I make myself unhappier
by giving myself
unhappy people to interact with;
when I make others
happier,
I make myself happier
by giving myself
happy people to interact with.
Aug 2019 · 453
Joy-and-Happiness-People?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Joy-and-happiness-people
are people
who live striving to
optimise their own joy and happiness
and facilitate optimal joy and happiness
for others.

Interacting with
joy-and-happiness-people
increases
my joy and happiness.

I seek
joy-and-happiness-people
to be friends with,
to work with,
to romance,
to do everything with
in joyful-and-happy society.
Aug 2019 · 193
Accepting Unhappiness?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When I accept
the unhappinesses
of the moment,
my mind can be at peace
and my mind can be ready
to enjoy
the happinesses
of the moment.
Aug 2019 · 435
Fake News?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Do I need wisdom
to understand
how to achieve
my joy and happiness?
Yes I do.

Is my wisdom
my truth
based on the evidence of my experience?
Yes it is.

Therefore,
do I need to discover truth
to achieve wisdom
and joy and happiness?
Yes I do.

Does fake-news
lead me
away from truth,
away from wisdom,
and away from my joy and happiness?
Yes it does!
Aug 2019 · 335
My Value To Others?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
In what ways
do I make others
joyful and happy?

How much
do I make others
joyful and happy?
Aug 2019 · 396
Someone Antagonising You?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When someone is antagonising
my joy and happiness,
I do my best
to remain calm and unperturbed,
and refocus my mind
on calmly striving to achieve
my joy and happiness.
Aug 2019 · 269
Cosmopolitan-Curiosity?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
In my striving to achieve
joy and happiness,
I find it useful
to study carefully
all the hundreds of cultures
of the world
to discover
how each culture
achieves joy and happiness
in their own unique way.
For example:
What food do they eat
to achieve nutrition-joy and taste-joy?
What music do they listen to
to achieve music-joy?
How do they dance
to achieve dance-joy?
How do they govern themselves
to achieve a joyful and happy society?
How do they feel and think
to achieve joy and happiness?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I resist
the temptation
to become fond
of politicians
who entertain me
with clever lines
said with likeable energetic-charisma;

Instead,
I do my best
to evaluate
how a politician’s policy-proposals
will affect
the joy and happiness
of myself
and others in society.
Aug 2019 · 562
Is Recycling Necessary?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Do we need
material-prosperity
to be joyful and happy?
Yes we do.

Do we need
material-objects
like plastic-bottles and aluminium-cans
to be prosperous
joyful and happy?
Yes we do.

Is there a finite-supply
on the Earth
of many materials we use to enjoy prosperity
like plastic and aluminium?
Yes, many materials are finite.

Therefore,
do we have to recycle
finite-materials
like plastic-bottles and aluminium-cans
to maintain sufficient supply
to achieve joyful and happy prosperity
into the future?
Aug 2019 · 246
Dutiful-Compassion?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Does compassion
involve feeling duty
to achieve the joy and happiness
of myself
and others?

Does compassion
involve being dutiful
in striving
to achieve the joy and happiness
of myself
and others?
Aug 2019 · 1.2k
Steadfast-Compassion?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When others behave negatively
towards me,
my compassion is steadfast
for myself and others
because I am aware
that only with a compassionate attitude
can I achieve
joy and happiness
for myself and others.
Aug 2019 · 252
Loving-Kindness?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Is joyful and happy
love
never brutal
and always kind?
Aug 2019 · 216
Joy-And-Happiness-Way?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
In an ideal
joy-and-happiness-society,
would every person
live for the purpose
of achieving joy and happiness
for themself
and others in society?
Would every person
deal with the challenges
Destiny brings
in a joy-and-happiness-way
which optimises joy and happiness
for themself
and for others in society?
Aug 2019 · 286
Guns?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
In an ideal
joy-and-happiness-society:
would people
not use guns
to **** each other?
Would malevolent people
not be allowed to have guns?
Would mentally-ill people
not be allowed to have guns?
Would children
not be allowed to have guns?
Would law-enforcement
use guns as a last-resort?
Aug 2019 · 1.1k
Thinking for Myself?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When people accuse me
of being abnormal
because I think for myself,
I steadfastly continue to think for myself
as I am aware
that thinking for myself
is the only way
that a unique me
in my unique situation
can achieve
my own unique joy and happiness.
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When I was a youth
I complained
“Why won’t the world
make me happy?
The world makes me unhappy!”

Now that I’m wiser
I take full responsibility
for achieving
my own joy and happiness
and the world’s joy and happiness.
Aug 2019 · 357
Ask Questions?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When we ask questions
about how to be
optimally joyful and happy,
we have a chance
of discovering
some answers.
Aug 2019 · 324
Learning from the Happy?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I search for happy people
and when I recognise
a joyful and happy person
I take clues
from how they are feeling, thinking and acting
to discover
how I can feel, think and act
to be optimally joyful and happy.
Aug 2019 · 312
Calm and Reasonable?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
I aspire
to be calm
and reasonable
in every situation
to be most effective
at optimising my joy and happiness.
Aug 2019 · 174
Humility in Action?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
To act with humility
is to be aware
that I am unomniscient and uncertain
so I need
to be on guard
against the unforseen
bad consequences
of my action.
Aug 2019 · 277
Noticing the Details?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
Is there joy
in noticing the details of experience?
For example:
When I encounter a flowering tree
I enjoy noticing
all the colours, shapes, sizes and textures
of every flower,
every leaf,
every fruit,
every branch,
and the bark of the trunk too;
Then I have enjoyed
experiencing the flowering tree!
Aug 2019 · 193
Social-Responsibility?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When I make choices to act
in everyday life
should I ask myself
“how does my choice
affect the joy and happiness
of every person in society?”?
Aug 2019 · 2.1k
Trusting Doctors?
Carl D'Souza Aug 2019
When I feel sick,
I don’t understand
all the complex details
of medical-science,
so I have to trust a doctor
to cure me;
but I trust with trepidation
because doctors are human
and so unomniscient and fallible;

I do my best
to apprise myself
of the medical-science
about my health-condition
so I do not have to blindly-rely
on the doctor,
and so I can make wise choices
about my healthcare
to optimise my health, joy and happiness.
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