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Awareness and insight

Allowing & Participating – Rethinking ‘being in control’

W “By mindfully combining allowing and participating we can control things better, without feeling the need to be so ‘in control” M  Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a couple of practical thoughts on how to re-frame our idea of being in control in a way that means less stress and more effectiveness. This weeks Wednesday […]

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Letting your inner landscape come alive

C “When you turn and face the inner landscape of your mind, you start to see things about your inner self that are interesting and magical, and that unless you sat still and watched, you would never be aware of” C Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article invites you to see your inner world as […]

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On appreciation, gratitude and impermanence

W “When you truly know what you have is transient, then you can short-circuit the natural tendency that we all have to take things for granted. This in turn gives us a powerful incentive to appreciate what we have, and make the most of it today.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a personal reflection […]

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Still water that moves – Meditation for greater creativity

W After we learn to still our mind, we then move onto another stage in meditation where we experience a heightened state of creativity. It becomes like “Still water that moves, and moving water that is still”. Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores how to access deeper creativity through meditation, and explains a simple […]

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Mindful of your intensity level

E “By being mindful of our intensity level we can avoid burning out thought long term over-exertion, and also avoid unnecessary under-productivity. It’s an easy way to avoid extremes and hit your ‘sweet spot’ in terms of both quality of life and productivity!” Dear Integral Meditators, What is your habitual ‘speed and intensity level’? This […]

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Lazy compassion (compassion & care through awareness)

t “If you want to develop your compassion and caring, one of the best places to begin is by improving the quality of your attention” Dear Integral Meditators,This week’s article focuses on a simple, profound technique for developing compassion in a way that doesn’t require a lot of effort! The Tuesday and Wednesday evening meditation classes will be on […]

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Taoist meditation: Moving toward harmony (plus offer on Qi gong healing sessions)

k “Life is always changing, the point of balance in our circumstances is always changing. The challenge of meditating with the Tao is to be aware of this continuous flux, and make appropriate adjustments in your consciousness and action to keep in balance”. Dear Integral Meditators, Taoist and Qi gong meditation was the first formal […]

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Self-acceptance – You are not the enemy!

z “Self-acceptance involves the ability to hold ourselves lightly and playfully…well-practised, self-acceptance leads to self-empowerment and enjoyment, not resignation!”  w  w Dear Toby The state of self-acceptance is a major asset to our wellbeing. The article below explores some pointers for beginning your own mindful exploration of self-acceptance. If you enjoy it, then it will […]

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Mindful of what you believe is possible

b “If you look at your thoughts from moment to moment, you’ll see that they are often affirmations of your beliefs. They capture in a phrase what you believe is or is not possible”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the relationship between our thoughts and what we believe is possible (or […]

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Unstructured mindfulness – Turning and facing yourself

Dear  Integral Meditators, What might happen if you spent 5-10mins each day simply turning your attention within you and becoming more self-aware? The article below explores this question, and how you can start to engage in this form of ‘unstructured mindfulness’ practice. In the spirit of self-awareness, Toby Unstructured mindfulness – Turning and facing yourself […]

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