Written by Jo Simpson – The Broad Place
A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

Letter from Jo – Tuning in to Love

Occasionally, when I am going about my day, not necessarily doing anything that interesting, simply out of the blue, I can experience an overwhelming sense of love. It shifts me […]

Letter from Jo – Bringing it Back

There is so much going on around us, our backyards, our communities, our countries and globally.It is a lot. A lot to feel, a lot to take in, a lot […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Love Is The Answer

Whatever the question, Love is always a good answer. So simple, right? Nonetheless, I find it sometimes hard to remember, to remember that love is in fact a good answer. […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Our Vibe Is Contagious

Have you ever sat and eaten a meal with someone who on that occasion was rushing through their food, barely chewing, barely finishing their mouthful, hastily getting through until their […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Forever Unfolding

At any given point in time, we never really know what’s actually going on. We have the experience, the moment, the situation but the bigger picture, the full story, the […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Resistance Is Real

“Hello, my name is Jo and I’m a Starter not a Finisher, please help”. How many projects, ideas, practices, dreams, tasks have I started and never finished? (a lot). Grand […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Yes, And…

Viewing our world, our lives, our experiences from a lens of abundance versus a lens of lack is something very appealing. I love the idea that it is all there […]

L E T T E R from Jo – There You Are

One thing I really appreciate about my meditation practice is that I get an amplified awareness of not just the things that truly matter, the things that really light me […]

L E T T E R from Jo – A Very Important Job

I have grand aspirations of becoming an astute gardener, of knowing the plants, the vegetables, the flowers so intimately that I instinctively know what they need at any given moment, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Power Of Our Rituals

It is believed that ancient cultures used rituals to counter the fears they had of the unknown. Primarily created to feel in control of all the things that were frighteningly […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Living Through Creative Values

I have been exploring recently the way creativity in its broadest sense, beyond simply artistic talents, can offer a blueprint for living our best lives. It is always important to […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Who’s In Charge?

In everyday life I subscribe to the motto “self as cause” which means I believe that ultimately I always have the power of choice and with it comes the accountability, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Remind Me Again

Inspiration is important to me. I love that feeling of being inspired, the energy flowing through my veins, the possibilities of enriching my moment and also what comes next, makes […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Use It Or Lose It

We are all familiar with how when we stop exercising our bodies and muscles can quickly lose their strength, endurance, flexibility and shape. It’s the regular and consistent use of […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Creativity As An Antidote

I have been contemplating how aligned Creativity is with juicing the most out of life. Now, whilst the word Creativity for me is energising, exciting, alluring and full of potential, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Go On And Give The Gift

We are so excited to announce we are soon to release the First Edition of our Letters, in a self-published printed book format. Please stay tuned for details! Do you […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Illusion Of Limitation

Consider the sheer number of “norms” we face. The rules and regulations that our society endorses, enforces, and places upon us in an unwitting agreement – without our conscious realisation. […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Our Personal GPS

I love a lot of things, but ask me my purpose, my passion I couldn’t tell you with absolute certainty about one thing that drives me. There simply is not […]

L E T T E R from Jo – From The Heart

Whenever I experience a moment that connects me to my heart, I want to press pause and bathe in all its magnificence. Wrap myself up in it, around and around […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Note To Self

I know that change is happening always, it’s the only constant. I believe this, I feel it to be true deep in my bones and yet when I come up […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Growing Pains

We’ve all seen the illustration, the circle of comfort and the arrow of growth well outside and it’s likely we all know it to be real based on our own […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Alright, Let’s Get Curious

It’s interesting, I love to learn. I love the possibilities, the fresh thinking that stretch the boundaries of my mind and help me to see things differently. Expanding my world […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Back to Love

When I am feeling any of those uncomfortable emotions – anger, frustration, sadness I can be spiky, hard, tight, stuck (you get the idea) and holding on only intensifies the […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Wield Your Power!

Yes, we have power, always. Never forget this, ever. I do. Often and I need reminding again, often. I temporarily slip in to a state of feeling powerless, usually when […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Use Fear to Fuel Our Growth

Outside of comfort is where we grow. This means being uncomfortable is essential for our own evolution. Part of us still wants the ever known, the security and safety it […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Always Beginners Mind

There is always something new to learn, to create, to contemplate no matter whether you’ve been there and done that before. Remember this always. When you’re tired, bored, jaded or […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Compassion is Our Game Changer

I’m sometimes surprised at how critical we can be of each other and of ourselves, myself included. How our expectations, (that we have likely never even verbalised) are the benchmark,  […]

L E T T E R from Jo – You Are Always Worth It

Ultimately we all want to feel connected and loved and sometimes in our pursuit of these very things, we get a little lost. Indifference or rejection is like catnip to […]

L E T T E R from Jo – We Have The Power

We don’t get to choose the emotions we feel but we are in charge of the responses we have to them. Love and compassion are choices that are always available […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Do Your Right Thing

I don’t know if this is a sign of aging but every year that passes feels faster and faster. This year I vividly remember celebrating the first day of the […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Change Can Be A Superpower

Over the last few weeks, I have been in the thick of an extraordinary amount of difficult change, not just the normal stuff that Christmas and the year-end usually (and […]

L E T T E R from Jo – But First, We Edit

I don’t know about you but when I’m looking to change something, a situation, aspects of my life, relationships, projects, you name it, my first thought is … What’s missing? […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Choose Fun

When did life get so serious? When did we take ourselves so seriously? One of my core values and something that gives me enormous energy is humour. For as long […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Ripples We Make

Many times a day as we go about our lives we are having an impact, of course on ourselves, but also on others and the world around us. When we […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Unchanging Truth

When we meditate, we begin to understand and become aware of the layers of ideas and thoughts we have about ourself that we are wrapped in. As our practice helps to […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Trying It On For Size

When I was 7 years old, I was obsessed with a book series about a girl, her best friend, their horses and many a mystery. I can’t quite remember how […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Using The Clues

When something great happens, I sometimes want to hold on to it just that little bit longer. I want to sink in to its delightfulness and stay a while – […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Open All Hours

Life is funny – when things are going well – and yes I hate to say it “according to plan” or at least close enough to a version of the […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Expanding Together By Doing

This is my debrief from the recent High Vibe Challenge. If you’re not aware of this challenge – there was a community of us committed to raising our vibration, physically, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Me, Myself and I

Comparison is indeed the thief of joy. When we start to compare we are under the illusion that it’s a like for like scenario and we extend an invite to […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Big Catch

I wanted to share this wonderful fable for you to ponder. It’s important that we consciously choose how we are going to spend every minute of this beautiful life of […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Doing Is The Way

I love learning new things, new facts, new ideas, new concepts – anything new! I like to be introduced to the new stuff, mulling it over, holding it, considering it, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Bring A Picnic

How many situations have you been in where you just keep cycling around and around, peddling the same words expecting this time round you’ll be heard, recognised, awarded the winner, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – An Ode to Nature

I am in awe of Nature. All things about it I love. I come at it from a lay-persons view which means I don’t understand it in any deep scientific […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Just Do It

Have you ever been geared up to do something and just as you’re about to do it a teeny voice asks if you really should? I mean talk about an […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Impress Thy Self

When was the last time you set out to impress yourself? I mean as the main event, the sole objective, not as a residual side effect or as the unintended […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Tell It To Me Straight

I have a preference for direct and honest communication. I don’t have time to beat around the bush or make assumptions and take guesses – usually wrong, about what is […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Only You

“Nothing is original.” This statement always triggers me to try and think up something that is truly original and believe me I really try hard to think of something, anything […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Rewire Me Please

There is an interesting dynamic that takes place between the mind and the heart and many factors determine which leads and which follows, this will be different for each of […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Leave Some Room

As an ex-Right Fighter, I know a thing or two about taking a position and holding on tight. Leaving no room for anything else at all – not your opinion, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Enjoy the Unfurling

I love A-HA! moments – like that final piece of a giant puzzle clicking together and revealing all or a theatre curtain that only until fully raised do you appreciate […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Skin in the Right Game

I was kindly asked the other day, are you committed to this or are you just involved? Yikes, I had to pause and consider what they were actually asking me […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Be More Like Coffee

It’s no secret that I love coffee. A most honoured daily ritual of joy – a hot, fresh cup of coffee enlivens all my senses and brings gentle contentment to […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Watering My Grass

How many times have I looked “over there” at the green grass wishing it was under my feet? Too many to count. The idea that I’d be great over there, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Struggle is Real

When I first heard this it gripped my heart with a big fat YES! Tomorrow is too much day for me – so wise that honey-obsessed bear! It was short-lived, […]

L E T T E R from Jo – Get Out of the Cul-de-sac

If you ever find yourself knee-deep in self-righteousness (Coo-ee!) or complaining/whining/elegantly demonstrating the shortcomings of others, situations or experiences (who me? looks over shoulder) this is the antidote. The good […]

L E T T E R from Jo – My Expectation-Laden Day

Introducing Jo Simpson, The Broad Place’s new resident Integrated Meditation Teacher! Jo will be teaching in Sydney and in New Zealand all of this year. She’s a phenomenal teacher, and […]