With an environment like we find ourselves navigating today, it’s tempting to think of joy as something we should chase to feel better or something we can manufacture.
But the truth is more significant than that; joy is part of the fabric of who we are as human beings.
The world we inhabit tends to minimize those aspects of our humanity the same way that cheap light bulbs eliminate wavelengths in the visible spectrum.
When you’re standing in full sunlight, you feel the radiance, and on a deeper level, you see how it makes the colors pop and adds depth and richness to everything in sight.
When joy is missing from our life, those wavelengths in our emotional spectrum disappear. Life gets less vivid, less visible; it begins to look like the screen of an old TV set— fuzzy, washed out, and two dimensional.
Joyely, at the heart of its mission, seeks to restore those vibrant wavelengths to our lives today.
You can purchase happiness to a certain degree. You can get temporary relief from stress and worry by self-medicating or becoming so distracted that you forget about the things that are keeping you up all night. But those remedies don’t endure. They are temporary feelings that don’t last much longer than the effects of whatever you’re using to numb the pain and emptiness.
When we help people tap into joy, we lead them to a longer-lasting cure and fuller life. We’re not giving them anything new. We are restoring to them the things that life’s pain, trauma, and happenstance made them forget.
At the heart of the Joyely process, we simply help people remember. We reconnect them to those parts of their humanity that are the source of joy.
The more significant effect of sitting in the Chair of Joy is to be guided back to the things that give us joy and make us come alive is a transformation. It is a change beneficial to more than the person in the chair.
When those luminous moments are recaptured from the past and rewoven into the present, the person who stands up is entirely different from the one who sat down.
Going deep inside lets you go deep outside. The act of reconnecting with the joy, buried and latent deep inside of us all, connects us to the broader humanity of everyone around us.
We resonate with people who walk in joy. We are designed as human beings to be part of a more global fabric. We are created to interweave our lives with everyone around us. When that happens, it spins a tapestry rich and infinite in its color, pattern, and substance. But as joy disappears, those threads become grey. Those fibers fade into the background and don’t carry the image we were intended to share.
Our goal at Joyely is not just to make people happy for the day. A good craft beer, a glass of Cabernet, a pumpkin spice latte on a crisp fall day, or just a baby’s giggle can do that for an instant. We’re after something much more profound. And we’re inviting you to join us.
-by Kevin Tracy