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Journal

Instagram Hackings – A Guide

The Broad Place has now had its Instagram account hacked twice, and reinstated twice. I have had so many conversations about Instagram hackings, and am by no means an expert but wanted to share what I could here, as we are now being asked so much about what to do. If you are hacked, I feel you.…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Forgiveness Is A Continual Act

Forgiveness. Bring to mind someone that you can’t seem to forgive about something. It might be old, or fresh. What would it feel like to forgive them? What would your life lack, and what would grow, if you forgave them? Bring to mind something about yourself you are finding hard to forgive. It might be…
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L E T T E R from Jo – There You Are

One thing I really appreciate about my meditation practice is that I get an amplified awareness of not just the things that truly matter, the things that really light me up, but also, the things that don’t really work for me, those things that detract and keep me hidden from who I really am deep,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Accepting Change

This year as it comes closer to change, we can begin to reconcile all the change that has occurred. Change none of us saw coming really, and changes whether we regard them as ‘better’ or ‘worse’ still have an immense evolution to them. Transforming fear into joyful living, is about accepting change, all of it. Something I enjoy doing is documenting all…
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L E T T E R from Jac – This Is Your Life

The complete quote by Charles Bukowski is; “Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There are ways out. There is light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness. Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances. Know them. Take them.You can’t beat death but you can…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Being The Witness

As Ram Dass once said, “One part of getting free, free into the soul or into the witness, is the ability to stand back a little bit, because now you are identified with being the witness rather than being the player, and thus you can see the play more clearly”. It’s easy to get wrapt…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Being Okay

I think this Zen concept is brilliant, ‘Half of happiness is being okay with what you don’t get, the other is being okay with losing whatever you have’.  It is not so much about becoming happy, striving for happiness, but about being okay with all the things we ‘think’ detract from happiness. Being okay with…
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L E T T E R from Jo – A Very Important Job

I have grand aspirations of becoming an astute gardener, of knowing the plants, the vegetables, the flowers so intimately that I instinctively know what they need at any given moment, precious water, richer soil, more sun, more shade, a gentle caress, some loving words – all so they will be able to flourish magnificently. I…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Falling Apart, Coming Together

We are going through some problems at the moment, nothing serious, just an endless series of things that seem to be going sideways. One was we decided to ship all our product orders in house. Literally, in house as in our lounge room. It hasn’t gone well. My brain does not work well with this…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Reframing

On Saturday we had the amazing Workshop for September’s The DOJO. Each month it is 90 minutes of philosophy and tools, engagement and enquiry, and one tool, in particular, I wanted to share with you – the art of Reframing. Reframing is not where we dismiss what’s happening, or hide from it. It is where we…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Imperfect Meditation

One of the key things I am literally hammering into our Integrated Meditation students is to not chase perfection. You cannot be a perfect meditator. You cannot achieve a perfect practice. For it comes from the heart. If we are chasing perfection we are using our thinking minds.  Meditation must not become another ‘should’ in our lives. Another thing we beat ourselves…
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