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    L E T T E R – Sadhana

    Sadhana is the sanskrit term for daily practice or ritual. Defined by one of my favourite authors Maya Triwari as ‘Sadhana practices encompass all our daily activities, from the simple to the sublime–from cooking a meal to exploring your inner self through meditation. TheRead More

    L E T T E R – What’s It All About

    I love Maurice and I love this quote, and it can be interpreted in so many ways. If we dissect it through the lens of the material, just for today, I have some thoughts. Many years ago Arran and I started questioning if weRead More

    L E T T E R – Concepts

    When we are learning anything, there are usually concepts involved. We want to be sure to understand them, to test them and to find our truth within them.  When we become governed by the concept over the truth though, we are bound by it. Our learning will become only intellectual and not instinctive. This is the common way of teaching when it is all fancy words, untested theories, and intellect. ThisRead More

    L E T T E R – Your Heart In Your Work

    Dharma means purpose in Sanskrit, and it’s so frequently mistaken as ‘something spiritual as your work’. Especially in the modern Western world, it’s interpreted as ‘leave corporate job to become yoga teacher’. It actually means your life purpose, and this could be creating koiRead More

    L E T T E R – To End Comparison

    I think we intellectually know this. That copying others is futile in the quest for happiness. That authenticity is key to fulfillment.   So why aren’t we living this fully? Why do we get so stuck? I think it’s because we compare ourselves toRead More

    L E T T E R – You Never Know

    I love dearly wise tales with messages especially this one, ancient Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.  One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” theyRead More

    L E T T E R – Do It

    There are so many layers to this, and I’ll map out today a few key things to consider when wondering how to ‘just do it’. Let’s start tiny and work our way up to bigger. This is something I work with students on withRead More

    L E T T E R – Nowhere To Get

    With our meditation practice, with our spiritual quests, our creative endeavors, there is nowhere to get, nothing to gain. Frustrating from a Western point of view if we have been fed the paradigm of success being an endpoint.   However if we frame itRead More

    L E T T E R – Meaningfulness

    I spent the weekend with Jeff Kober teaching about understanding our humanity, our spirituality, our dharma and how to enliven consciousness. It was spectacular. Jeff’s delivery of knowledge, and his earnestness I admire and respect so much.   The underpinning of the two-day workshopRead More

    L E T T E R ­- Move Your Arse

    I think this quote is such a great follow on from yesterday and I believe it so much. I had someone send me the loveliest message, and within it was a comment, “you are so lucky I wish I could have such a high-gradeRead More

    L E T T E R – To Be Breath Taken

    I’m clearly having an emotional week as represented in all the Letters! I feel so positive and taken with the beauty of life I am gobsmacked. Inspired and in the creative flow. And it’s a gift that is lighting up my days. Because twoRead More

    L E T T E R – Granted or Gratitude

    The other week I was cooking dinner because I always cook dinner, and I started getting a little huff on. Arran nor Marley had asked me if I needed a hand. In fact, no one had asked or enquired about anything to do withRead More

    L E T T E R – The Way

    Firstly I would like to thank all of you that send me the most heartfelt and beautiful notes of gratitude and your stories. I wish I could reply to them all, please don’t think it’s personal if I don’t, it’s usually a sheer chanceRead More

    L E T T E R – Courage Counts

    The writing of the Letters has taught me I think far more than I can ever share and teach through them. The discipline, the getting over myself, the being vulnerable, the incredible amount of research. The joys of someone commenting or writing to meRead More

    The Broad Place Weekend Edition Launch!

    This is our 100th Letter this year!! Yay! And today we launch the Weekend Edition! And as I am a Virgo and recording perfectionist that unplanned synchronicity of this lights me up no end. There are so many things I want to share withRead More

    L E T T E R – Attitudes Do Make a Difference

    Has there been a truer sentence written? Do we already know it? Why are we not embracing this every single moment?   This Letter today is short for two reasons; I would like to simply sit with this quote deeply, for the day, without anyRead More

    L E T T E R – Letting Go and Expanding Consciousness

    Letting Go is a concept most of my students are familiar with. And confused or frustrated about. I used to grieve over this as I had trouble letting anything go. I WANTED to let go of so much, yet things haunted, gripped and snaggedRead More

    L E T T E R – When Two Waves Collide

    When you stand on a sandbank in the ocean, on certain tides, the waves wash in from the breakers and then sometimes hit the banks in such a way that they create a wave that returns back and smashes up into the wave comingRead More

    L E T T E R – What Will You Choose?

    The glass half empty mentality we all know, but do we actually live glass half full. Every moment. Is everything a gift and an opportunity, or do we see much of it as a punish and a burden? Are you ‘highly engaged’ or ‘sooooo busy? Are you ‘going through a learning phase’ or ‘failing at everything’? Are you experiencing seasonalityRead More

    L E T T E R – Zen Walking

    Kin Hin is a very beautiful practice of walking with presence, sometimes called Zen Walking. I remember still when first learning it on a Sesshin and being astounded at how gentle and profound it was. Kin Hin is essentially mindful walking and is generallyRead More

    E V E N T – Creating A Joy Filled Life

    Living a life filled with joy is what Jeff and I wanted to teach about in this intense two-day Workshop we are hosting in Sydney in a few weekends time. Which sounds so beautiful doesn’t it. We are going to wade through quite aRead More

    L E T T E R & a G I F T – A Mothers Gift

    I adore this piece by Kahlil Gibran On Children. For it’s so easy to get caught in the grit of parenting, the daily grind and lose touch with love. We can get stuck in the trappings of the ego identifying with the parts ofRead More

    B O O K  C L U B – The Five Invitations

    We have been trying out our idea for The Broad Place Book Club, and there have been lots of learnings! The first is that for it to work we would love for you to engage with the Forum that we have online. I loveRead More

    L E T T E R – Anxiety

    I have one rule for our meditation students and that is that they never apologise for not meditating.   Being anxious, stressed or strung out about our practice ensures we fall out of alignment with nature which is the whole purpose of our practice.Read More