Can the idea of ‘spiritual health’ or ‘spiritual wellbeing’ enrich our understanding of happiness, or is it just a rather confusing and distracting way of talking about mental wellbeing? What plausible secular reason could anyone have for distinguishing ‘mind’ and ‘spirit’?
The ‘happiness lens’ is a way of steering attention towards benign forms of importance in people’s lives – i.e. towards what people ultimately want, enjoy, and value. What other evaluative ‘lenses’ should we be deliberately using and how do they relate to the happiness lens?