“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” -C.S. Lewis Called and Caffeinated is back and better than ever (if I do say so myself!) This conversation with Dominick Albano, author of The Fundamental Theory of Happiness, was recorded all the way back in February. However, releasing now it seems more relevant than ever after a tumultuous Spring and Summer 2020. Have you ever wondered why some people just don't seem to get bothered by, well...anything? Do you ever find yourself discontented, wondering, "Is this all there is?" Lockdown gave many of us ample time to think about our purpose and why we're here. The stillness has spurred many people I know to discern their choices anew and desire an authentic life. Today's episode dives into the secrets of fundamentally happy people and how to begin living like them starting now. Your hungry heart was made to be filled, and I believe to the depths of my soul that God wants happiness for you. Topics Discussed The five levels of awareness and how to live at the highest, the level of purpose The permanence principle: How to discover your purpose Pier Giorgio Frassati's life teaches us why living backwards can make us happy Allow yourself to become dissatisfied- it's the first step to true happiness! The question that'll immediately make you understand what needs to change in your lifestyle The fundamental truth "We define everything by what it does, except ourselves," and why it matters Resources Buy The Fundamental Theory of Happiness- use code CALLED for 15% off the book! Have you discerned joining the Called and Caffeinated Patreon Community? Starting at just $5/mo you get access to my secondary podcast Coffee Sips as well as monthly video chats and lots of other perks! Plus it supports my unique ministry to keep producing content you won't find anywhere else. Click here to learn more!