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What’s keeping me from relaxing in the present moment?

“If meditation is keeping our mind in the present moment, then a useful question to ask ourselves each day is: What is it within my experience of the present moment right now that I am resisting?” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article continues the Zen theme, exploring a counter-intuitive way of moving more deeply into […]

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Creating your own “Circle of the wise”

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on a creative meditation that I’ve done in various forms for many years. Next weeks Tuesday & Wednesday sessions are Wesak Full Moon Meditations, which contain a variant of this meditation in it. In the spirit of the wise, Toby     Creating your own “Circle of the wise” What […]

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Giving back anxiety that is not yours

“Owning and dealing with your anxiety well is an important life skill, However, sometimes the anxiety we experience is not entirely our own, and the solution to it is to recognize this and sometimes simply to give it back.” Dear Integral Meditators, What’s the boundary between what you feel, and the feelings of those around […]

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Liberation from your roles & labels – Three examples

“The essential art of mindfully liberating ourself from our roles and names is to recognizing a role, name or label that we identify with closely, Learn to “drop” or dis-identify ourself from that role and then to then pick up and play the role with freedom in a newly interpreted and useful way” Dear Integral […]

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Messiness, unlabelling, unknowing

“Drop the labels that most affect your peace of mind and effectiveness in life. Learn how you can change your experience in real time around real issues using unlabelling.” Dear Toby, This weeks article explores how you can change your experience by becoming aware of and dropping your labels. Enjoy! I will be doing the Sunday […]

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Playing your roles with freedom

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks articles looks at how you can live your life and play your life-roles with greater freedom and authenticity, using mindfulness. In the spirit freedom in our roles, Toby   Playing your roles with freedom – The observer self Observing the world through our roles For most of us, much of […]

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Caring too much?

Dear Integral Meditators, If you think about mindfulness and meditation practice, you might think of it as a way of becoming more caring and more loving. However, our mindfulness may sometimes tell us that we need to care less. How does this work? The article below considers this question. Those in Singapore a quick reminder of […]

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The Gifts & wounds of Our Ancestors

Dear Integral Meditators, Happy Samhain & All Hallows eve (aka Haloween) everyone! Its a great time to sit down & do a bit of reflection on our genertic & spiritual ancestors. The article below offers a few pointers for gentle contemplation. Those in Singapore, if you fancy doing a meditation on the subject then do […]

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Nurturing your natural intelligence and natural dignity

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the most important & enjoyable benefits of being mindful is accessing what I call your natural intelligence & natural dignity. The article below explores how to understand & develop these two skills experientially. In the spirit of natural dignity, Toby Nurturing your natural intelligence and natural dignity Today I want […]

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Trap of wishing you were somewhere else

Dear Integral Meditators, Whilst on holiday I’ve been looking through some old articles for a ‘mental fitness’ website I used to have that now no longer exists. This weeks articles is one of those that I enjoyed re-reading and editing a little. The original full title was ‘Why you need to commit to what is […]

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