Letting go of who we were supposed to be, and getting in touch with who we TRULY are, is often not easy work. It takes a lot of humility, tenacity, usually an ego battering. It’s putting an end to the performance, dropping our guard, letting go of what other people think and people pleasing. It’s all the stuff we say to kids, but don’t follow through on. Run your own race. Dance to the beat of your own drum. You do you. But then, were we led by example? Are we leading by example?
Being human is often quite complex, because we don’t even know what we don’t know – about ourselves. But it can be approached in a light, humble way, which means that every day is an awe-inspiring path of learning.
With kindness, Jac x
Who is Jacqui Lewis?
Jacqui is the founder of The Broad Place: a school for creativity, clarity and consciousness. A meditation teacher, author of three books, mentor, and philosopher, Jacqui works with people from all over the world, helping them align to their highest grade selves, through programs, courses, workshops and retreats. If you are looking for more of Jacqui’s wisdom, her book ‘High-Grade Living’ is available on Booktopia and it’s beautiful.
P.S. Hi everyone. Meditation is one of those things that I never understood. I mean seriously, I could have gotten something really useful done in the time that I sat there supposedly doing nothing. Then I discovered Vedic meditation when I stumbled across Jacqui’s work. After 20 years of coaching and mentoring in the human potential and high-performance space, I’ve become a huge advocate for meditation, both for myself and my clients. Our bodies and brains need stillness for healing, creativity and more. If you’re feeling post-COVID fatigue, try some meditation. There are so many fantastic apps, including Calm, Headspace and Bloom – and I’ve had my children using Smiling Mind since they were little.
- From Lisa, Founding director of The Coach Place Global
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