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Toby

For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment)

Dear Integral Meditators, Can your practice of non-attachment be joyful? Can you be joyful without clinging tightly to the things that make you happy? The article below explores how you can start… Yours in the spirit of the joyfully non-attached, Toby For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment) In the Buddhist practice that I […]

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The Wild Dogs of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When strong, difficult, negative minds and emotions get triggered in our consciousness it can be difficult for the other parts of our mind not to become scattered and disoriented. The article below explores how we can start to changes this, using the image of dogs. Two free mindfulness resources coming up online: 30 […]

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Three Dimensions of Mindful Daydreaming

Dear Integral Meditators, Often daydreaming is set up against the idea of being mindful; to be daydreaming is not to be ‘present’ like we should be when we are mindful, right? But what if we were to make our daydreams our object of mindfulness? What if we were to really pay attention to them? The […]

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You’ve Already Won! – Mindful Appreciation and Ambition

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one of the foundations of traditional mindfulness practice,  the healthy ambitions that we can generate from it and the particular type of resilience that it helps us to develop. For those interested, the upcoming workshop relating to this article quite closely is the Growing Your Mindful Freedom – […]

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Big Enough, Specific Enough (Dealing with spiky minds)

Dear Integral Meditators, What can you do when your mind feels spiky, insecure and uncomfortable? The article below explores a contemplative approach that involves working consciously with the scale of your mind. In case anyone missed it, you can see the schedule of live classes in May at Integral Meditation Asia HERE. In the spirit of […]

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Your Tree of Personal Inspiration

Dear Integral Meditators, As an artist and a meditator, I have a healthy appreciation of the power of the imagination to affect the way we expereince our reality in very real and tangible ways. The article below explores a fun and imaginative method to receive inspiration through meditation and visalization. Enjoy! The program of events […]

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Defence Against Bliss

Dear Integral Meditators, Sometimes it is tough to accept pain, sufffering and disappointment, but wierdly it can be equally tough to accept bliss, love and wellbeing. The artlcle below offers a personal reflection on why this can sometimes be so. Beneath the article there is some information on the Schumman Holophonic Meditationfrom I-Awake. It is […]

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Your Long Term Self-Confidence

You can build your confidence in the short term by surrounding yourself with the familiar and the known; by surrounding yourself with friends who are like you and affirm your world view; by doing something you are already good at; by staying with the job or activity that you know well; by acting in ways […]

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How to Mindfully Develop Your Self-Confidence

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below focuses on how you can develop the art of mindful self-confidence in a systematic, multi-faceted manner, I hope you enjoy it! Toby How to Mindfully Develop Your Self-Confidence Why focus on self-confidence? How many things in your life would you be doing differently if you were thinking and acting […]

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The Dynamic of Personal Evolution   

A seed is destroyed in order for it to become a plant. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly its old body must be destroyed. Our own personal growth is often like this too; in order for us to move from our current level of consciousness to the next higher or deeper level of consciousness, […]

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