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\joy• al• i• tee/

noun

the quality or state of feeling deep and encompassing joy; a feeling of wholeness, oneness and exuberance for life


iStock_000073036317_XXXLargeJoyality is that feeling you get when every cell of your being is joyful, peaceful, and alive. It is that feeling that you can’t quite put words to, because they could never do it justice. It is deeply related to beauty, love, and the pure exuberance for being alive, but exactly what it is will always be something of a mystery.

Joyality is different for everyone as we are all unique individuals whose souls are sparked by a diversity of people, places, and activities.

Process: Consider for a few moments … “What brings me joyality?”

Write a list or draw a mind-map in your Joyality Journal of the people, places and activities that give you this experience … they are likely to be simple things, and perhaps sensory experiences (sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch).

This is your very own treasure map! It will remind you how to find joy in the moment … and leave yourself with an ‘afterglow’ you carry with you. No matter what else is going on in your life.

Even looking at your list can make you feel good!

Reflection (optional): Ask yourself:

  • How can I integrate these experiences into my daily life? (Notice how many of these are free, and how many are nature-based).
  • How can I integrate these experiences into my change-making?

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things.”

– Robert Brault


Source: Dr Eshana Bragg, inspired by the nature guided therapy of ecopsychologist George W. Burns.

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