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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 have had a heavy energy, for me, it has been a challenge to stay interested and motivated. While I do believe in these times, we should…
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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 an eager spirit to teach. They taught me the practical stuff, like the best way to set up camp, how to tend to fire and…
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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 to live you own life to its highest potential. A re-framing of how and what we consider to be genius could shift the way we look at…
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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 us are dealing with our own version of ‘Imposter Syndrome’. Imposter syndrome is where you are walking the walk and talking the talk but the whole time…
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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 when something keeps presenting itself, on Instagram, in articles, on a street sign, everywhere you look and as much as you ignore it, it keeps…
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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 up. These feelings are present when we are given a cue from the universe, a sign to look closer at the things we used to…
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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 often when we dive deep into ourselves it can feel incredibly uncomfortable. To own our sh*t completely and be willing to love ourselves unconditionally is…
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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 super analyse just about everything and anything. In the past, I’ve spoken about our ability to reprogram our subconscious beliefs in order to move through…
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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 feel tense, difficult to define or identify yet so present and obviously there. I’ve definitely felt that if only I could break through it, then…
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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 through. I feel that it is only natural to expect that our ideas about the world will forever shift and change. We become stuck and…
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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 them with clarity and wonder. This truly is a practice as we constantly need to remind ourselves to stay curious, especially in the face of…
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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 the tools and techniques that can get us to this place of NOW. Yet despite all of these, many of us still find ourselves projecting…
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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 stand up for a positive and abundant future. On the other hand, we see “world leaders” and governing bodies sending messages of fear, with a…
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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 move through our own evolution. Whether it be emotional, physical or spiritual evolution, all we are ever doing is expanding our view of the world…
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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 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 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 is one big paradox. We can simultaneously feel like nothing and everything, fulfilled and empty, expanded and contracted. Like this quote by Mother Teresa, a…
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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 “smart” but something that is truly smart should be used to propel us further and more fully into our own worth and expand our consciousness…
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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, the mind will want to avoid it. But we are dynamic, ever-evolving beings and moving into unknown places is where the magic of life lies.…
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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 and repaired. The by-product of this is a far more fulfilled experience of just about everything. Your physical, mental and emotional health is being told how…
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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, the theme of this is ever changing. In this moment I feel we live in a time of political confusion, I myself, in all honesty,…
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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 Levy from her book ‘The Cost of Living’, I read it at such a pivotal point at the very beginning of this year when I…
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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 a theme, a thread that ran through human interactions, those who smiled, didn’t ‘make a scene’ and were agreeable under all circumstances were safe and…
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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 expands on the four basic principles we can live by to obtain a rich, fulfilling experience of life. I myself, first read this book and…
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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” life! It made me realise how many ‘F**K NO’ moments I’ve let slide, out of fear of hurting someone, being disliked or not wanting to…
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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 a battle’? We can go through times of feeling like we are swimming against the current, pushing and pulling our way through the day, we…
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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, Bad Thoughts, Funkadelic The world is waiting to open up to us, like an old friend who’s so desperately waiting to show you what they’ve…
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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 constant reminding of these as we have SO many cognitive biases that are shadowing our every interaction with the world. Yet, at times hilariously, we…
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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 must be because there is something about you that is wrong. The thing is we are all made up of a lifetime of experiences, and…
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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 ago it drove me crazy. Constantly moving from one thing to the next, always having one foot in and one foot out. I felt it…
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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 from a qualified teacher. So what is meditation? Meditation is a word that has recently gained huge amounts of popularity and has become shrouded in…
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Fear

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 and working full time on projects and the nuts and bolts of The Broad Place as well as studying and graduating to become a qualified…
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