Compassion – The Broad Place
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Letter from Jac – It’s never too late to learn

Often people wait awhile to learn to meditate. It feels like something that can be learnt later, or when life gets really challenging, people tend to engage then. Thankfully it’s […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Who are you to you?

Our relationship to ourselves is the most important relationship we have. Yet it is often shelved due the demands placed upon us by our relationships to others. I want you […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Little Choices

My friend Jen told her son, it’s not so much about the big decisions in your life, it’s about the tiny, micro decisions you make continuously that matter. I loved […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Intentional living

When we began to work with the term High Grade Living, it really meant intentional living, elevated to enjoy life at its best. That gorgeous sky as the sun sets, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Suffering is optional

It’s so desirable to make the ‘right decision’ and so challenging in knowing what the heck that is without all the information available in that moment. I seem to have […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Don’t Wait, Just Start

Hello lovely reader, I have fallen into a haphazard matter of writing these Letters to you. Without the self imposed structure of daily writing, and at a loss as to […]

L E T T E R from Jac – The Discomfort Of Boundaries

One of the very common pitfalls of self development and spirituality is spiritual bypass. Spiritual bypass is where spiritual practice is used sidestep with what’s really happening. ‘Non attachment’ for […]

L E T T E R from Jac – What You Can’t Unsee

One of the often unnerving things that come with wisdom, is seeing parts of ourselves, that once recognised, cannot be unseen. Growth, isn’t always fluid. It can be at times […]

L E T T E R from Jac – What To Choose

If you had all the money in the world, how would you spend your time?If you had no one to answer to, what would you be doing? If no one ever […]

Letter from Jac – Some Days

There are some days when we find this impossibly hard. The idea that everything can speak to us of passion and invites us to cherish it. Yet it’s happening, it’s […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Magic Of Yet

“Yet”, a powerful word, brimming with potential and possibilities, the perfect finisher to many sentences, the opener of doors, the cheerleader of growth, it’s tiny and jam packed with promise. […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Just The Weather

It’s so important to remember this. The other day flying to Sydney, I had an old friend visit with force, anxiety. It was a combination of factors that brought my anxiety in, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – The Mystery

Before technology and modern times, people used to be far more attuned to nature, to the rhythms of the universe, but we have fallen out of these rhythms as a […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Be Kind To Yourself

I wanted to take a moment today to invite you to be kind to yourself. A lot of the time we are focused on being kind to others, sometimes at […]

L E T T E R from Jac – 2020 Learnings

As we close off for the year, and I come to enter into a gorgeous little sabbatical that I will be taking from teaching, and penning these Letters, I wanted to […]

L E T T E R from Jac – No Need For Hero’s

Often when we are in a crisis, we have no idea what to do. There’s not exactly a handbook on what to do when your friend says their partner is leaving them, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Life Is Beautiful

Sifu Shi Yan Ming is RZA from Wu Tang Clan’s teacher (sifu) in kung-fu, and I really like this simple breakdown of what he called ‘basic messages’ to his disciples […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Engaging With The Tao

The Tao Te Ching for me highlights the eternal mystery and connection to everything we have in the world. We can only kid ourselves so much that we are completely […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Confidence In Our Compassion Part 2

Following on from yesterday’s Letter – compassion isn’t trying to promote or defend ourselves, which is the opposite of compassion, but is actually tapping into our basic goodness, AND additionally […]