Happiness – The Workbook

by Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ

This workbook is designed to accompany the video series, Happiness, The Series. That said, it could be used on it’s own to get a solid basic understanding of how important happiness is in our lives. So many of us have no real idea of how to achieve lasting, pervasive happiness. What makes you happy? Maybe, like Fr. Spitzer, a good bowl of linguini does the trick. How about 3 hours later? Still happy?

How do we keep the happiness “buzz”. St. Theresa of Avila once said, “There are no sad saints”. H’mmm, That follows along the path of Fr. Spitzer’s Four Levels of Happiness. Start with Linguini and aspire to… well, you’ll have to check it out for yourself. Click and see:  Lesson One on happiness.

There are 7 Chapters in the workbook, each corresponding to a DVD episode. There are time stamps in the workbook to tell you exactly where you can find particular spots in the video.

Philosophical thoughts on Happiness

“Happiness is the one thing we can choose for its own sake-everything else is chosen for the sake of happiness.”

Aristotle

“In the case of those who go from one mortal sin to another, the enemy is ordinarily accustomed to propose apparent pleasures. He fills their imagination with sensual pleasure and gratifications, the more readily to keep them in their vices and increase the number of their sins.”

St. Ignatius Loyola

“The friendship which draws human beings together in a tender bond is sweet to us because out of many minds it forges a unity.”

St. Augustine

“The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is.

Viktor Frankl

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