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‘Going through the motions’ as a mindfulness tool

Dear Integral Meditators, You may have heard or even experienced how mindfulness makes you more productive and increases your potential for success, but how does this actually work in practice? The article below gives a practical example… In the spirit of quiet power, Toby PS: Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes this week is the Spring Equinox […]

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Combining your beginners mind with your experienced mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘beginners mind’ is a fundamental concept in mindfulness and meditation, particularly in Zen practice. The article below explores how you can go about combining your beginners mind with what I call ‘your experienced mind’, in order to create something that is better than both! In the spirit of new beginnings and […]

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Combating Your Addiction to stimulation (& New Meditation Sleep Technology)

Dear Integral Meditators, In this age of mental over stimulation, how can we find and enhance our peace of mind? The article below considers this question in the context of three qualities, permission, seduction and courage! Beneath the article you’ll see I’ve placed some info about a product from I-Awake called ‘Sound Asleep‘. If you […]

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Wrestling with your Dark Angels

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when your meditation practice becomes difficult or challenging due to your life circumstances, and how can you keep going? The article below explores this using the image of our having ‘Dark Angels’. Enjoy! For those in Singapore, a final reminder for the Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day […]

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How to mindfully thrive with today’s stress (safety & fear)

Dear Integral Meditators, Integral mindfulness & meditation aims to create positive relationships between different elements of our mind, so that they can support each other and help us become more resilient. The article below uses safety/ease & fear/anxiety as a practical example. In the spirit of resilience, Toby PS: This weeks live stuff in Singapore; […]

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Mindfulness, beauty & slowing the effects of ageing

Dear Integral Meditators, Youthfulness and ‘staying young’ is something that a lot of people are concerned with for many different reasons. The article below explains how mindfulness can help us age slower, more gently and more gracefully. In the spirit of beauty, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore and want to practice some mindfulness due […]

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On boredom, creativity & ‘mindful fishing’

Dear Integral Meditators, How can being mindful of our boredom make us more creative and enhance the quality of our life? The article below considers the answer to this question in a practical way. In the spirit of ‘mindful fishing’, Toby PS: New schedule of live classes and workshops is out, check out the list below […]

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Five Steps To Creating Your Own Meditation Objects

Dear Integral Meditators, Is it possible to create your own, personal objects of meditation, your own ‘mindful vocabulary’? The article below explores how you can start doing exactly that, today! In the spirit of creative awareness, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore final call for this Saturdays’s Qi gong workshop. Five steps to creating […]

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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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Being mindful of the non-present moment

Dear Integral Meditators, What if, instead of being mindful of the present moment, you decided instead to be mindful of the non-present moment? The article below explores this theme…. In the spirit of studying the non-present, Toby Being mindful of the non-present moment Trying to stop all the different ways in which your mind moves […]

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