PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS

 

 A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION BY MARTIN JANELLO

every heart carries a fire

to light warm spark

or burn dim and die

 

 

 

That rational thought is motivated by emotions has been woefully ignored or dismissed in philosophy, other sciences, and common life.

 

 

 

Betterment is often foreclosed because people do not want to alter their ways. Much pain may have to occur for them to change their minds and take corrective action.

 

 

 

we must show our mind

regardless of odds

and risks of being burned

we may not rise from

the mock of false dreams

if truth is never learned

 

 

 

love unlocks hearts

allowing minds

different perspectives

 

 

 

we must relinquish pride

and admit reality

to engender positive change

 

 

 

Many people carry thick shells. Little gets in or out. How isolated and lonely they must be. How frustrating for others to get through to them.

 

 

 

Follow your heart, they say, as if we could do anything else. Yet we must harmonize the multiple emotions that rule our heart before we act.

 

 

 

they laughed when he sang

danced or played make-believe

tasking his life

with unfreezing his heart

 

 

 

perceptions thoughts emotions

are given to us

as inconclusive fragments

it is up to us

to sort and purify them

put them together

and find what is missing

 

 

 

grief drenched earth

from human abuses

pollution of our hearts

 

 

 

Our mind oscillates between wanting and possessing. Then time is up.

 

 

 

all we express mindfully

is to convince someone

maybe ourselves

standing up words like soldiers

 

 

 

close not your skull

nor lock your heart

lest you be lost

 

 

 

scaffolds and ladders of my mind

trodden loose and swaying

in meandering consciousness

will i ever know their purpose

or are they the entire structure

 

 

 

many are too dulled or frenzied

for exploring and reflecting

responsibility of external forces

or willing authorization

 

 

 

In helping others to set their mind free, we must be careful not to impose our ideas or induce chaos. An orderly process appears advisable.

 

 

 

Much frustration or other pain arises because, caught up in our mind, we tend to overestimate how similar others are or should be to us.

 

 

 

It is astounding what we can learn by listening and observing before speaking and how this can improve our mind, communications, and resulting activities.

 

 

 

time flies

for absent minds

a lesser problem for children

 

 

 

We expend much time and effort creating settings in our mind and externalities to simulate a higher state of being than we hold.

 

 

 

Future years will silently reverberate with our hopes and aspirations, none knowing we lived there in our mind unless we can bridge the gap.

 

 

 

seeing through optics

of preconceptions

tuning into reality

requires mental adjustments

 

 

 

Much is revealed or can be obtained by opening our minds. Closed minds create the most obstructive and destructive force humanity faces.

 

 

 

“All I want is . . . .” Finish the sentence, and you express a limit set in your mind. Is there nothing left to do after you have reached it?

 

 

 

Mindfulness is a concept better called mindlessness. It may have a place. Yet we eventually must turn to arrange existential objectives and pursuits.

 

 

 

Ask yourself: Am I fully using my physical, perceptive, emotional, and intellectual potential? If the answer is “no” or “I don’t know,” ask why.

 

 

 

our mind is cut in facets of

senses and imaginations

rationality and emotion

knowledge and speculation

reality and dreams

conscious and subconscious

prose and poetry

 

 

 

The danger of making up our mind is that it will be made up.

 

 

 

having found precise ways

to state rational concepts

we still struggle conveying our hearts

 

 

 

some people have us

pegged in a second

expecting us to work hard

if we want to change their minds

 

 

 

Are we not mere observers of our perceptions, thoughts, and emotions, registering ourselves as machines that are familiar yet strangely obscure?

 

 

 

Lazy persons may not have suffered a trauma or lack of care to make them so. They may naturally not be set for high ambition levels or their pursuit.

 

 

 

We are daily amnesiacs of intricate stories that move us profoundly at night, leaving us with faint ghosts of ourselves during waking hours.

 

 

 

surely a computer

can win a chess match

but why would it

want to play

 

 

 

conscious on the surface

like a lake fed by

a deep unexplored cavern

underneath

 

 

 

perception reproduces reality

emotion spurs design

thought yields mechanics

action creates new reality

the cycle starts again

 

 

 

Life would be easier if we shared our perceptions, emotions, and thoughts instead of hiding or falsifying them, or trouncing one another with them.

 

 

 

Rational thought does not give us reasons to live or live happily. The sources lie in our emotions.

 

 

 

the seed of a concept

grown and matured by consideration

into deliberate action

or swallowed by instinctive shortcut

 

 

 

reason is an instrument

employed by needs

 

 

 

Detailed awareness of how emotions and rational processes work may one day allow us their intricate control. However, exercising such control will keep requiring their overall assessment and harmonization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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