#50: Dr. Jonathan Robinson – Lessons on happiness and seeking meaning in life

family friends & social life love & relationship performance personal development podcast Aug 04, 2020

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 In today’s episode, we’re going to delve deeper into some of my favorite topics, which are happiness and meaning. We often ask ourselves what can we actually do that will make us happy? Or how to find meaning in life? I am so glad to have one of the most knowledgeable experts on this subject, Dr. Jonathan Robinson to be my guest for my 50th episode and shed some light on how we perceive happiness and the meaning of life. Jonathan was extremely generous and shared a lot of his personal favorite techniques and practices for finding meaning in life and ultimate happiness. 


Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of twelve books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Articles about Jonathan have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications. In addition, Mr. Robinson has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows. He has spent over 35 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for personal and professional development.


He is one of the few blessed people that have interviewed such notable people as the late Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Scott Peck, and over 30 other well-known seekers, which are all included in Mr. Robinson’s first book, “The Experience of God”.


Show Notes

0:30 Introduction to Jonathan

1:45 Jonathan’s curiosity for psychotherapy and the unanswered questions

3:40 Knowing when we’re happy

7:05 Gratitude as the best routine for happiness

13:05 The sense of meaning

14:20 Dr. Robinson’s practice of volunteering at prisons

15:58 Approaches and Techniques for finding meaning in life

18:00 What is pure awareness

20:30 The “I am” awareness method

24:20 Not all methods might work for you

25:10 The Sedona method

28:30 Things that surprised Dr. Robinson in his current work

31:00 Being perceived as someone who’s too happy

33:05 Where to find out more about Dr. Robinson’s books and work


Connect with Dr. Jonathan Robinson 


Podcast: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deeperhappiness

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/findinghappiness/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeeperHappines

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DeeperHappinessNow



Dr. Jonathan Robinson’s books:


Deepak Chopra https://www.deepakchopra.com/


Awareness Explorations Guided Meditations https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations

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