Happiness! The Series
Happiness! The Series features interviews with well-known psychiatrists, celebrities, New Testament scholars, physicists, and priests that uncover the deeper answers to life's most profound questions. Eric Johnson and Jennifer Milani present the central ideas from the interviews, explaining difficult concepts and proposing engaging questions. Interviewees include Eduardo Verastegui, Gary Habermas, Leah Darrow, Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Jan Holden, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., PhD, and John Chavez.
Using Fr. Spitzer's proven paradigm, ""The Four Levels of Happiness"", as our cornerstone (lesson 1), we move through the remaining six episodes dealing with unhappiness and depression, and then to evidence for our transcendent and eternal life. We examine the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and finally, we learn how to properly deal with and benefit from suffering.
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The Four Levels of Happiness
Why do so many people seem to chase what they believe will make them happy only to find out they don't feel any happier when they obtain it? As hard as we might try to not be unhappy, we often remain unhappy. In this lesson, we will examine happiness so we might be able to determine how to achiev...
The Comparison Game
The four levels of happiness are interconnected and there is a natural progression moving up the four levels. However, one of the four levels is going to be most dominant in your life. The choice you make reveals which level of happiness is your priority. As you repeatedly resolve conflicts of de...
The Faith to Reach Transcendence
Levels 1 and 2 aren't bad; they simply aren't enough. Though it may seem easy to get stuck in the pursuit of pleasure or status, we all have deeper needs that call us to higher levels of happiness. It can be difficult to overcome habits that focus on the lower levels, but the effort brings us clo...
Level 4 Evidence: Near-Death Experiences
"While the detailed similarities among the many cases of near-death experiences are striking, it is still challenging to explain from a physical perspective how they happen in the first place, since the subjects are all clinically dead at the time. However, the scientific data, the ""vision"" of ...
Level 4 Evidence: The Resurrection
"The historicity of Jesus's Resurrection is important on a personal level in the same way as evidence from near-death experiences: it provides evidence of life after death, evidence that there is something transcendent about us beyond just our bodies, something that continues to live. Moreover, J...
Transcendence: Is Unconditional Love Real?
There are many sources of skepticism about God's unconditional love. We live in a society of Murphy's Law, where people presume that all good news is simply too good to be true. While the existence of God and the soul are challenging enough to a habitually skeptical culture, add the concept of "l...
Happiness, Love, and Suffering
"Happiness, love, freedom, and suffering are all connected. When put together, they express our true dignity and destiny as we are guided on our way to greater love in Christ.
In this powerful lesson, we will examine the four kinds of love, storge (affection), filia (friendship), eros (romantic ...
Happiness Study Guide