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Our Journal is filled with recipes, philosophical musings, tools to be a better human, tips for travel, meditation, yoga as well as the latest special offerings and events from The Broad Place

L E T T E R from Jac – The Well Of Water Within

Buddhist nun Pema Chodron speaks beautiful about the fact that we all have a well of fresh spring water within each of us, and we just need to tap into it, to allow love and compassion to flow through us. In the beginning, only little drips come out, but eventually a stream. That this inner…
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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 – Tao Tuesday

This translation is by Stephen Mitchell of Chapter 44 of the Tao Te Ching, that we can really saturate in. It’s timeless, even though being penned so long ago, around 2500 years back. To dive into it I recommend actually journaling each question and deciphering the truth to each for yourself. “Fame or integrity, which…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Meditation; The Mystery and the Sometimes The Misery Part 1

Yes, I agree with this quote and inspiring words like bliss and divinity and beauty are often used in conjunction with meditation. The problem with it is that then we can feel like meditation and life should be this never-ending explosion of bliss and happiness, and at the least, our meditation practice should reflect this.…
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L E T T E R – GENEROSITY Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

What a lovely intention to set for the week ahead! Generosity. I would like us all to look at in two directions. Generosity to ourselves and generosity to others. Things to look into this week: Where am I being frugal and stingy towards myself? This doesn’t mean financial, but perhaps with self-care, my rituals, my…
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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 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 being said. There’s nothing worse than the vibe of things left unsaid or half said or hidden within other things that are said. What I’m…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Nothing Is Lacking

One of the big issues I have with spirituality and self-development is the constant seeking to better oneself when it comes from a place of lack. Self-knowledge and development should come from a place of fullness, love, and compassion. It’s simply dialing up all the goodness that we have already at play. It’s allowing our…
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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 – Taoist Tuesday

There are so many ways to unpack this. The essence of it is to align with nature. When we align with the natural rhythms of every situation, and the larger situation at hand it gives us the grace to allow things to run their natural course. We release control. We recognise that although we might…
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