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Awareness and insight

Your bright shadow – The one who can do what you can’t

“The sum total of all the hidden strengths that you have within yourself but are in denial around is sometimes called the ‘bright shadow’.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores a topic that has been very present and important in my own practice for a good while now, the bright shadow. Some parts require […]

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Meditating on time

“There is much value in focusing on being present (as we are often so un-present!). Ideally however, our meditation should include developing our skills in experiencing the past and the future as well” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a simple meditation practice to help you master your experience of time, I hope you […]

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Optimizing your experiential learning – Article & video

“What do I notice about this situation right now? Is a good question to ask yourself. It helps differentiate what’s actually going on from your mental projections. This then helps you to stay ‘reality oriented’, and build confidence in your capacity to deal with any presenting challenge.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the […]

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Matching your expectation with reality (the sleeping or waking baby)

“How can I align my expectations and my reality in this situation?” Dear Toby, There are plenty of ways of building your inner peace and resilience, the article below explores one that I’ve found to be very important over the years! You can also watch my short video on the subect here. Heads up for the Mindful […]

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Five aspects of high-performance mindfulness

“Committing to being self-aware, and really knowing and understanding how you function is a primary skill” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a few thoughts on mindfulness and sustainable high performance. I’ve a course on this coming up (no date set yet), if you are interested, then feel free to let me know! In the spirit of […]

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Positive non-attachment (plus emotional intelligence & breathing masterclasses)

” To cultivate positive non-attachment is to create a kind of joyful, enthusiastic appreciation that is tempered by even-mindedness & equanimity” Dear Integral Meditators, I became a father again last week for the second time. Observing my experience, and trying to capture it made me think quite a lot about how our joys and sufferings are inextricably interlinked. […]

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What are you imagining right now?

W “Notice and work with images that open up possibilities for you in the moment, and that invite fuller participation in your life!”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses upon conscious use of your imagination, and offers practical ways for you to start to work with what you notice going on there!This Saturday […]

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Traveling while staying indoors: How to meditate with landscape

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you travel while staying indoors? This is a good question to ask! I’ve been meditating on landscape for decades now. Its a simple way to enjoy meditation time, and often a surprisingly quick path to deep meditation states. Here’s a 25minute guided meditation on how to meditate on landscape from […]

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Guided meditation recording: Three aspects of the positive mindfulness game

Dear Integral Meditators, Here’s a 10 minute recording of Three layered meditation practice to help you build your mindful positivity. It combines focusing on sensory, emotional and cognitive objects, to help you build a more resilient approach to your inner wellbeing! The Qi gong foundations workshop will now be done as a livestream workshop, and don’t forget you can […]

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Dealing with your anxiety more effectively (Identifying causal anxiety)

N “Working effectively with any type of anxiety means making friends as much as possible with the feeling of anxiety.”  N Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a particular type of anxiety, and how we can start to work with it more effectively, enjoy! In the spirit of acceptance, Toby         Stress-Transformation […]

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