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Toby

Wave Breathing

Dear Integral Meditators , The article below explains a simple breathing meditation form that I love as a way of really relaxing your body, mind & heart and entering into a deep contemplative space. You can do it anywhere, I hope you enjoy it! Wishing you, your families and loved ones all the very best […]

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Experiencing the Mind as the Mind

Dear Toby , Often meditation and mindfulness work well when you use a short, significant phrase as your object of enquiry. In the article below I share one that I have been enjoying over the holiday season. Wishing you, your families and loved ones all the very best for the Christmas season! Toby & Integral […]

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The Inner Sky of the Mind – Distraction, anxiety, mood and the principle of awareness 

   Imagine you were to spend a week everyday looking at the sky, just watching and witnessing it. Some days it would be bright and full of light, other days there might be light clouds, sometimes monotonously grey, or aggressively rainy with thunder and lightning. Every time that you looked, the idea would be simply […]

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Being the Stone in the River – Ducking Under the Flow of Thoughts

Imagine that you are a stone at the bottom of a river. The flow of the water moves over your top surface without disturbing you at all; you are stable, content and still at the bottom of the river. Build this image in your mind, and then imagine yourself to actually be the stone at […]

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Mindful of: Your Relationship to Giving and Receiving

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below offers some simple methods for exploring and developing a healthy relationship to giving and receiving through mindfulness. In the spirit of giving and receiving, Toby   Mindful of: Your Relationship to Giving and Receiving What is your relationship to the process of giving and receiving? Every day we exchange […]

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The Warrior and the Lover – Establishing Your Basic Mindful Flow State

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and mindfulness are about developing flow-states. The article below shows you how you can build your basic flow state from the ground up into a stable, diverse and enjoyable mindfulness practice. In the spirit of flow, Toby The Warrior and the Lover – Establishing Your Basic Mindful Flow State Effective meditation […]

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The Theme of Harmony; Another recent soul portrait

Here is another receont portrait that I did. You can see one of the principle themes here is that of harmony and flow, with the ‘fibonacci-like’ spiral in the forground, a lot of flowing blue-green forms as well as the polarity between the sun & moon/night & day. Click on the image to see a […]

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The Creativity of the Soul; Reflections on a recent soul portrait

Here’s a soul portrait that I did recently, one of the main themes of this one is creativity; you can see that in the center there is almost what looks like a pine cone from which are emerging many spirals of light, like a mind giving birth to countless ideas an inspirations! Click on the […]

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Four Levels or Dimensions of Conscious Self Love

Dear Integral Meditators, Our relationship to ourself is the basis of our relationship to the rest of the world, this weeks article looks at how we can consistently improve that relationship by working with four levels of self-love. Final reminder of the two workshops coming up this Saturday on Mindful Inspiration and Flo of the […]

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The Dance of Mindful Supression and Repression

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and mindfulness encourage states of mental and emotional flow, but achieving these states consistently is tough if we are habitually supressing and repressing the content of our consciousness in an unhealthy way. The article below looks at how we can mindfully grow a positive relationship to suppression and repression, so that […]

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