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The Mind in the Heart

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the idea and experience of the heart as a mind, and how to listen to it mindfully. I have found it a really important practice for getting and staying in contact with my inner self. Yours in the spirit of the heart-mind, Toby The Mind in the Heart […]

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Honesty, Release and redirection -Three Levels of Non-Judgment

Dear Integral Meditators, Non-judgment is a word that it often used in mindfulness and meditation circles, but what does it really mean? I give my own thoughts on this below. In the spirit of non-judgment, Toby Honesty, Release and redirection -Three Levels of Non-Judgment Within certain types of mindfulness and meditation practice a lot of […]

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The Man or woman of No Rank

  A lot of the suffering, pain and confusion that we experience in our lives comes from the attachment that we have to the roles that we habitually play in our life. The man or woman of no rank is a meditation technique that allows us to: Become more aware of this attachment and over-identification […]

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The Four Subtle Experiences in Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the path of meditation in three stages, focusing in particular on the second stage, developing and engaging subtle experiences. It is useful to know about these ‘intermediate’ levels of the meditation experience because it enables us to appreciate and explore them without the danger of thinking that […]

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The Easiest Way to Avoid Death

  Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to live like you are alive? That could have been another title for the article below. Yours in the spirit of being alive, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia in December: Sunday December 14th, 9.30am-12.30pm – An Introduction to Meditation From the Perspective of  Zen The Easiest Way to […]

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The Emotions behind the Emotions, the Feelings Behind the Feelings

Dear Integral Meditators, I gave a talk last night on stress transformation, one of the observations from the participants was that, when we meditated on transforming their stress, the emotion that they thought was their issue faded away, and they were presented with another emotion that they were not aware was there. The article below […]

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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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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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Mindfully Deepening Your Inner Resources

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think about deepening your inner strength and resources perhaps you think about developing a new set of skills or reading about a new practice. Using mindfulness you can deepen your inner strength and resilience simply by being more fully conscious of what you already know. This weeks article looks at how […]

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The Wisdom of Age, the Shadow of Time

Dear Integral Meditators, In the same why that thee is a child within all of us, there is also an old man or an old woman. The article below explores this theme, it may be considered in some ways a companion to my previous article on the shadow child. The old wo/man and the child self […]

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