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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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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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Relaxing your way to enlightenment

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the relationship between relaxation and enlightenment? Is it possible to do both at the same time? The article below explains a mindfulness practice for doing just that; relaxing your way to an experience of your own enlightened nature! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Relaxing your way to enlightenment […]

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The Yin & Yang of mindful thinking

Dear Integral Meditators, Managing your basic thinking processes is one of the most important life-skills that you can develop. The article below explores one simple mindfulness method that can really help! For those in Singapore, quick reminder of the Tuesday evening class starting on the 8th! In the spirit of the thought filled journey, Toby The […]

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Two types of choice-less awareness

Dear Integral meditators, This weeks article focuses on two different ways of being mindful of your choice-making process. As well as the article I have two free videos for you: This first is a short presentation on how to Quieten the Mind (scroll down the page) The second is a five minute mindfulness of the body […]

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Using your senses to support your mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When you are in a mental tangle, one of the simplest ways to untie yourself is by returning to your senses. The article below explains how! For those in Singapore, a reminder of this coming Saturday’s Free book talk on Engaged Mindfulness at 2pm, all are most welcome! In the spirit of […]

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Happiness or impulse fulfilment?

Dear Integral Meditators, In this day and age when so many of our impulses can be fulfilled at the click of a button or browser, managing your impulses mindfully is an increasingly important life skill. The article below looks at how we can distinguish between impulse fulfilment and actions that lead to genuine happiness. In the spirit […]

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The freedom of limitation

Dear Integral Meditators, If we normally think of limitations as an obstacle to our freedom, how can deliberately creating limitations in our life paradoxically help us find the freedom that we crave? The article below explores this theme! In the spirit of liberated limitation, Toby The freedom of limitation One way of thinking about meditation […]

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Allowing your mind to be messy

Dear Integral Meditators, Often when we need most to be mindful is often the time when we feel like doing it the least. The article below explains a method of being mindful that you can use when your mind and life are at their most chaotic and mindfulness seems most difficult! In the spirit of […]

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Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river

Dear Toby, Building inner flexibility and mobility are really core parts of an integrated mindfulness practice, in the article below I explain two core practices for building mindful mobility. In the spirit of mindful perspective taking, Toby Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river (& from self to other) One of the fundamental […]

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