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A Mind of Ease

The cave & the market place (Being in but not of the world)

“The cave & marketplace are two images to play with to get the feeling of how to really be in the inner world and really in the outer world, and to be able to do both properly. This way we can be in the world but not of the world, participating but not entangled” Dear […]

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Cloud-watching: Primarily present, secondarily thinking

“One of the main functions of mindfulness and meditation is to make your way of engaging with life primarily experiential, and secondarily conceptual” Dear Toby, Why should we be interested in meditating? This weeks article gives some thought to this with the aim of helping us re-connect to our ‘experiencer’. If you enjoy it then this […]

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Three Simple Creative Awareness Forms

“One of the things that we learn when we take up meditation is to appreciate how pleasurable the simple act of awareness can be” Dear Integral Meditators, This article explores three ways of stimulating your capacity for meditative awareness. They are practices in themselves, or they can be practiced together in combination. If you enjoy them, […]

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Inner listening – Three levels of meditating on silence

“The nice thing about the above meditation is also that it can be done without having to exert much effort; it’s all listening, accepting, opening to. It can be done when you are tired and want to relax, as well as when you want to sit down and really do some focused inner work” Dear […]

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Pre-disposing yourself for enjoyment (& being battle ready)

“To take hold of our enjoyment we need to be conscious enough to direct attention toward our opportunities for enjoyment, and be ready to work our way patiently through the obstacles to that” Dear Integral Meditators, Is your happiness and wellbeing an accident, or is it on purpose? The article below looks at how you […]

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Dealing mindfully with worry and anxiety at work – Five positions

  “I trust and have confidence in my capability and ability to solve the problems that come up today”   Dear Integral Meditators, Its good to be specific about developing your applied mindfulness skills, this weeks article focuses on how to use mindfulness to deal with worry and anxiety at work. I hope you enjoy […]

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The way to silence

“The way to silence ….is to meditate. And what is the way to meditate? To be silent!” Dear Integral Meditators, Silence is a skill that you could build basic competence at if you devoted 5mins a day for the next month to it. Are you up for the challenge? Read the article below to get started! In the […]

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Peace or victory?

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on mindfulness around conversations and arguments. we all know the expression “Do you want to be right or to be happy”, I explore a few of the nuances of this. This weeks Tuesday & Wednesday meditations are an exploration of this theme in combination with that of ‘engaged equanimity’, you […]

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Fundamental sensuality, fundamental wealth & sustainable compassion

Dear Integral Meditators, Where is your fundamental wealth and abundance to be found? This weeks article explores this question, and how to develop your connection to your inner resources. If you enjoy the article, then we will be exploring it in some depth in this week’s Tuesday & Wednesday class, and final reminder for this Saturday’s […]

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Letting things come to you

“It’s worth noticing then that sometimes we can get a good way to getting what we want by noticing what’s around us, and then letting things come to us, rather than running after them” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a contemplation on how to work mindfully with the limitation on your life in […]

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