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L E T T E R from Jac – Which Wolf Will You Feed

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – How Much Do You Really Want It?

A hermit was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him.“Master, I wish to become your disciple,” said the man.“Why?” replied the hermit.The young man thought for a moment.“Because I want to find God.”The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Does It Matter

Being the Virgo bossy pants that I am, being right was always an agenda I carried. ‘I told you so’ was a phrase I couldn’t wait to slip from my lips. I was addicted to being ‘in the right’. So boring. Over almost a decade now, I have thankfully learnt a lot from Arran. I…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Willingness

We have so many ideas about ourselves and so many roles we play, sometimes we forget who we truly are underneath it all. I love teaching little kids meditation, as they haven’t been told as deeply yet, what they can and can’t be according to everyone else’s limited ideas. They truly believe still they can be…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Don’t Know Mind

One of my favourite Buddhist concepts is Don’t Know Mind. It’s about not allowing the mind to constantly jump to conclusions. These conclusions when we break it down, are based on old ideas anyway, as the mind only knows old information not new. And personally, I am so tired of hearing that rock-solid ‘science’ has…
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L E T T E R from Jac – When Did We Forget How To Rest?

I sometimes look at my dogs, sleeping away in the sun and think; nice for some. It can be nice for all of us in truth but we have to own it. When did we forget to rest? When did we begin to think that we were invincible, disconnected from nature, our own nature and…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Mind To God

I am this week studying a miniature Indian Mughal painting course, that is fascinating and incredible. The tutors have been flown out from India and have been miniature painters for over 35 years each. Whenever someone is struggling within the course, the main teacher smiles sweetly and says, ‘Yes all is good, just connect to…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Begin. Immediately.

I spent two years diddling around on being consistent with writing before committing to a daily writing practice. I kept myself small by repeating to myself that if I wrote every day and emailed it out, people would be pissed off, there were too many emails. Or that I didn’t have the skill, and hadn’t…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Remembering What We Forget

I mean we all know this right? I love beautiful things, there’s no doubt. I also recognise that experiences shape me over things. But then I forget. So quickly I forget. So I have a little game I play. There’s something I want; so I ask how much life do I have to exchange, doing…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Collaboration

If you were Inspiration, imagine how boring it would be if everyone sat around waiting for you, groaning and inactive. Waiting, thirsting for you, but not contributing at all. Blaming you for not arriving and eliminating their ‘creativity block’. If I were Inspiration I would leave these ones on the kerb, and head straight for…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Fighting The Alligators

I recently had a friend say to me really casually, no harm intended, ‘you know some people like your honest approach, and some don’t, they want a Guru or someone who has their shit together. I’ve had lots of people mention it’. It knocked me hard. Not for heaven’s sake as I EVER wish to…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Letting Go Of The Rope

Since coming to London, there has been so much joy and discovery and excitement. And fear and terror and doubt. I want to dedicate the next few Letters to dealing with our shadows, as mine has resurfaced from the depths in the last two months and I have had to pull out every technique, bit…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Let’s Get Serious

Apologies in advance as this is a pretty long Letter as I have sooo much to comment on this, and have been invited to write on it by a friend. The mirage of success that people create on social media, combined with inauthentic storytelling, our own egos, and self-limiting beliefs and all our triggers around…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Always Going For Truth And Honesty

I really enjoyed Jill Soloway’s book She Wants It, and so highly recommend it. In particular, her honesty was so refreshing. Where she had fallen down, where she had been misaligned, where her ego had hindered her. Also her joys and delights in the creative process, family life, being a working woman. She artfully and…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Internal and External Rhythms

Something I discussed at the London Integrated Meditation Meeting last week, which seemed to really strike a chord, was internal and external rhythms. When taken into deeper consideration, it’s very powerful. Each of us has a natural internal rhythm that we work best to when we align to it. And our internal rhythm is frequently…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Put Down Your Books

At The Broad Place, we advocate study and reading all the time. However, if the study is not taken into action it’s useless. I absolutely adore reading, absorbing, studying. I dedicate a moment of every day to this. It’s a process that’s very live though, and I discard as much of what I read through…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Trusting The Universe

I have something I remind myself of constantly; there are no accidents and there are no coincidences. Everything is happening just as it should be, as an opportunity. And to be honest, I am saying this a lot to myself currently whilst our shipping container continues to be delayed even further and we are camping…
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L E T T E R from Jac – True Bravery

I was chatting with a special friend of ours who is in his late teens, as he is trying to decide what to do with ‘his life’. This is the big time when it’s deemed apparently that kids should be deciding what to do with their lives, as if one decision now should serve them forever.…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Holding On Longer Than Required

There are so many versions of this fable, all delivering the same message; that we must not hold onto what isn’t ours, not what has passed. A head monk and student were once traveling together down a muddy road. Heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Something Truly Precious

There is an old story that goes like this… A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Danger of The Majority

When it comes to spiritual growth, self-development and our active evolving, it can get tricky at times. Sometimes what we want to believe is so strong, that we can start to ignore reality. We can get caught up in strange little situations, ignore certain parts because other parts feel so right. We can actually fall completely…
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L E T T E R from Emily – Patterns

In a conversation with a friend this week, we discussed how we often default to playing small. Even when we know that a behaviour, pattern or belief system may not be serving our highest self, we still stick to it with such conviction. We stay in relationships that don’t uplift us, in jobs that exhaust…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Modern Day Rushing

I was recently reading Alan Watts stating how in times of overwhelm, he would find solace in the ocean and would sit for 4-5 hours at a time, absorbing the energy of the ocean. The thing that struck me within this, was the 4-5 hours component. The healing powers of the ocean, of course. The…
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L E T T E R – Tuesday Tip; Build Your Morning Routine

A Morning Routine is a vital step in setting yourself up for success for the day. I have found it to be one of the key tools in eliminating stress in my life. Rising early to achieve a short routine to optimise your health and well-being will be one of the best things you can…
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L E T T E R from Emily – Joy

Today is Easter Saturday, this day will mean different things for all of us, some will be engaged in spiritual or religious practices, others will be enjoying the holidays with family or you may be going about your life as normal. No matter what this day means or doesn’t mean for you, it’s hard to…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Mastery Of Life

We can ask, how can I bring myself, to the fullest, to this moment? It will require presence. Fullness is expansive. We can ask, how can I apply my creativity to this situation? It will require lateral thinking, curiosity. Creativity is expansive. We can ask, how can I bring love to this moment? It will…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Wanting Change

We all want change, every single person wants something different to what is actually happening. It might be little, it might be big. It might be, I wish I had ordered that dish instead of this. It might be, I wish I hadn’t married this person. It might be, I wish I had lived more…
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