reflections on soul and self

soul is calling you
can you hear it?
if you can't
stop thinking about
yourself
and start listening
stupid

It's about feeling at ease without self-centredness. Which is not the same as feeling comfortable. There is too much injustice in the world to even consider that.

It's more about empathy, the bedrock of soul. From this there might even come a glimmer of happiness.

Albert Camus, the existentialist writer, is said to have once posited four requirements for the achievement of happiness.

While it is unclear how sincere he was at the time or if he even made the statement, these four suggestions do have resonance. Paraphrasing and in no particular order, they are:

It is certain however that Camus said the following about happiness: