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The spectrum of mindful attention

Dear Integral Meditators, Not all mindful states require the same level or type of focus. If you understand how you can vary the intensity of your mindful state, you can be more effective in applying it to your daily life. The article below explores how… In the spirit of mindful focus, Toby The spectrum of […]

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Mindfully ‘eating’ your thoughts

Dear Integral Meditators, There are three ways in which we can use our mind in order to ‘digest’ our thoughts and experiences. The article below explores how we can use mindfulness to consciously integrate these three into our daily life, so that they are supporting each other, and helping us to enhance the quality of […]

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Mindfully dancing between doing and being (the four stages of engaged mindfulness)

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is a process that can be equally applied to dynamic action and contemplative reflection. The article below explores how you can combine active and passive forms of mindfulness into a four stage ‘engaged mindfulness’ practice. Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming Lunar new year of the Rooster! Toby […]

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Being mindful of the non-present moment

Dear Integral Meditators, What if, instead of being mindful of the present moment, you decided instead to be mindful of the non-present moment? The article below explores this theme…. In the spirit of studying the non-present, Toby Being mindful of the non-present moment Trying to stop all the different ways in which your mind moves […]

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Finding inner strength through softness

Dear Integral Meditators, I’ve had a couple of conversations this week with friends and clients about how much effort it is to meditate and still the mind. The article below explores how to work on stilling the mind with as little effort as possible, using the softness of the body. In the spirit of softness, […]

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Mindfulness; becoming the sculptor of your reality (Plus 1:1 coaching offer in January)

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope that 2017 has started brightly and mindfully for you! Before I was a meditation teacher I was a sculptor, this weeks article looks at how we can become a ‘sculptor of our life’ through mindfulness. You’ll see below there is a spacial offer on 1:1 coaching for January. If you […]

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Images of renewal – The body-mind of a newborn

Dear Toby, It’s the time at the end of one year and the beginning of the next, a good time to focus on our own inner renewal. The article below explores three simple images that we can use to move into a state of unity and renewal using the power of images and the imagination. Wishing […]

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Two meditation gateways

Dear Integral Meditators, Wishing all in the norther hemisphere a very happy winter solstice, and those in the southern hemisphere a happy summer solstice! As we sit in the middle space between the solstice and Christmas, you might enjoy exploring the two ‘meditation gateways’ that I describe below. In the spirit of inner doorways, Toby […]

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Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’)

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the image of the sharpened blade, and its relevance to the practice of integrated mindfulness. In the spirit of the blade of the mind, Toby Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’) ‘Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.’ – Tao Te Ching chapter 9 The fear […]

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How to do walking meditation (plus free ‘Mindful moments’ video course)

Dear Integral Meditators, This week’s post has two components. The second is a series of five free videos for you to follow along to that I did with the Movement for modern life yoga website in the summer. The first is an article on how to do walking meditation. In the spirit of mindfulness in […]

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