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Non-resistance – Tapping into A deeper level of relaxation

Superficially relaxation exercises relating to mindfulness might look quite simple, almost to the point of superficiality, but in reality the capacity to become and remain deeply relaxed consistently in life is a profound achievement. Why so? Because to be able to remain truly and deeply relaxed in the face of all the nonsense that everyday […]

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Why Mindfulness Primes You for Success

Dear Toby, What would happen to your enthusiasm and commitment to mindfulness and meditation practice if I were to convince you that practicing it gives you the greatest chance for success in your chosen endeavors, both professionally and personally? In the article below that is exactly what I try and demonstrate to you. The mindful resilience courses that I am putting on this month, […]

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Three Levels of Inner Resilience

Dear Integral Meditators, What are the primary qualities that you rely upon for your own inner resilience? The article I have written below outlines three important areas for developing our inner resilience in an integrated way, using mindfulness. Beneath the article I have put the full details of the Mindful Resilience Online course that will […]

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Developing Your Mindful Resilience

Dear Integral Meditators, How resilient are you to the pressures of life? What are the factors that you can introduce into your mind in order to increase your mental resilience? This weeks article looks at how mindfulness can help with this.With this in mind I’ve decided to launch in September an online course that I […]

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Mixed Mindfulness Arts, Animals and Starlight

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look at the martial arts scene these days you will see that a lot of the top guys are mixed martial artists, that is to say that they have trained in and mastered more than one form of martial arts, and this has made them better overall. Similarly training in […]

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Trusting Your Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Our mind is our fundamental tool of survival in the world; the better it functions and the more we are able to trust it, the happier and more successful we will tend to be. The article below outlines a few points around how you can start to build genuine self confidence by […]

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What do I Need to Focus Upon Now?

Dear Integral Meditators, Consciously learning to focus your mind where it needs to be is a primary life skill that we can develop through meditation and mindfulness, the article below explores how you can begin today. For those of you interested in meditative art; When I do a soul portrait for someone, I don’t always […]

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You Always Have a Choice

Some of you familiar with meditation and mindfulness will be familiar with the practice of choice-less awareness. Choice-less awareness essentially involves learning to be a witness to your consciousness and its contents; just sitting there and allowing whatever comes up in your mind to come up without interfering, like watching clouds in the sky. However, […]

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Fly on the Wall Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, What would it be like to observe yourself s a stranger, and follow yourself around for a while? Would you like what you see? And what might you learn about yourself? The article below explores this theme… Yours in the spirit of observation, Toby   Fly on the Wall Mindfulness This is […]

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Four Methods for Cultivating Mindful Relationships

Dear Integral Meditators, Do you have a strategy for integrating mindfulness into your relationships? This mid-week article is an invitation to investigate four simple techniques that I have found effective.   Yours in the spirit of mindful relationships, Toby   Four Methods for Cultivating Mindful Relationships The following are four techniques for cultivating more mindfulness […]

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