Written by Emily Snape – The Broad Place
A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

L E T T E R from Jac – Simplicity of The Heart

Krishnamurti speaks, ‘Simplicity of the heart is of far greater importance and significance than simplicity of possessions. To renounce comfort, or to give up smoking and other habits, does not […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Set in Stone

Chances are you’ve probably heard of the notion of “beginners mind”, a Zen teaching of entering into every situation with no exceptions and open to possibilities. The last few weeks […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Wealth of Nature

Immersing in nature is something I found a deep love for a few years back, with the help of some good friends who had lots of knowledge to share, and […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Genius

Richard Rudd, author and founder of The Gene Keys – a look into the human archetypes and codes to unlock your unique potential, says that true genius is the ability […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Imposter

I wonder how many of us are walking around feeling like we have a secret. In an age where social media and constant comparisons are everywhere, I’m sure most of […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Things Seen

A few weeks back I joined a 10-day Breathwork Retreat, with no idea what I was getting myself into or what type of Breathwork we would be doing. You know […]

L E T T E R from Emily – The Weather

We are beings always in motion. Often it can feel like we are stationary, stagnant and stuck. I’ve come to realise these phases are actually when things are really speeding […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Don’t Play Small

I recently heard someone say that the people in the world who are willing to feel uncomfortable are the ones who are changing the world. This resonated so strongly, so […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Win The Race

This is a little note to remind us to slow down and make room for the simplicity in life. I can certainly be one to over complicate, read into and […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Resistance

Someone recently told me that resistance is only present in the face of movement, this resonated so strongly with me and I wanted to share it with you. Resistance can […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Imagination

My personal world view and beliefs are constantly evolving, I reserve the right to change my mind and develop deeper understandings and knowledge, limited to the lens I see it […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Stay Curious

To be curious is a practice, one so worthwhile pursuing as it abolishes fear, judgement and will provide you with feedback instantly. It will dissolve anxiety and worry, and replace […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Presence

Why do we find it so hard to stay in the present? More and more so we are hearing all about the benefits of present moment awareness, mindfulness and all […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Someone Like You

We are living in a very interesting time, on one hand, we are seeing the rise of ethical and morally responsible voices all over the world, individuals and business that […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Sparks of Madness

“Where is that place where all of our intuitive ideas bubble up from? What does it mean to have expanded consciousness?” These are questions we start to ask ourselves as we […]

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 […]

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 […]

L E T T E R from Emily – A Love Letter

It’s easy to lose perspective of who we really are and what we’re really here to do or be. It’s even harder to keep this perspective when the entire universe […]

L E T T E R from Emily – What “Should” I Do?

I’m writing this letter for anyone who has ever found themselves caught in the perfectionist loop, the spiral of Instagram comparisons and the slope of procrastination. We call our devices […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Moving to Truth

There is a part of all of us that wants to stay small, it is afraid to reach our personal optimum because this is unknown territory and when something is unknown, […]

L E T T E R from Emily – The Garden of Sanity

When you have a technique that allows the mind to gently settle and guide you to deep restful transcendence, your entire nervous system shifts. Daily, it gets filled up, restored […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Foundations of Love

I’m sure that every generation has seen themselves in a time of political turmoil in one way or another, I think that is just the nature of the beast. However, […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Sinking Ships

We’ve all had the experience of treading water, just trying to keep our head above, and at times feeling more like a sinking ship. I love this quote from Deborah […]

L E T T E R from Emily – The Person I Am

How many of us have tried to be shapeshifters, fitting some kind of mould to be more liked, loved, and accepted? Somewhere along the road we learnt that there was […]

L E T T E R from Emily – The Four Agreements

“Death is not the biggest fear we have;our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive” – Don Miguel Ruiz In his book, ‘The Four Agreements’ Don Miguel Ruiz […]

L E T T E R from Emily – The Work

“Dust settles, I don’t” – Anita Kopacz I was listening to a podcast (Ancient Wisdom Today) a few days ago, it was fun, light-hearted and all about living a “F**k Yes” […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Warrior of Love

“I am a warrior of love.I am the light that lights the path of my soul” – Unknown Who’s ever found themselves caught in a pattern of thinking ‘life is […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Play On

“The oak sleeps in the acornThe giant sequoia tree sleeps in its tiny seedThe bird waits in the eggGod waits for his unfoldment in manFly on, childrenPlay on” – Good Thoughts, […]

L E T T E R – The Ways Of The Mind

This quote is for me literally something to live by ‘Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth’. We need […]

L E T T E R – What Is Happy?

If you’ve had an upbringing remotely similar to mine, you may have found yourself with an ingrained belief that you ‘should’ be happy, always, that when you’re not happy, it […]

L E T T E R – Commitment

Have you ever found your self ‘sitting by the door’ in life, always having one eye on your nearest exit? I’m a big culprit of this, and a few years […]

Meditation Or Meditative?

Lately I’ve found there is so much confusion around what meditation is, what makes it different to some other relaxation techniques and why we want to learn a effective style […]


Hi everyone, This is Emily, I am a meditation teacher here at The Broad Place. I have been working with Jac and Arran for years now, assisting on Retreats, knowledge courses […]