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Interiority – the cave of the heart

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is kind of a sister article to last weeks on the cave and the market place. It focuses on the inner confidence that comes from learning how go within yourself competently. If you enjoy the article then  do consider joining us live or online for the first of  The Wisdom […]

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The cave & the market place (Being in but not of the world)

“The cave & marketplace are two images to play with to get the feeling of how to really be in the inner world and really in the outer world, and to be able to do both properly. This way we can be in the world but not of the world, participating but not entangled” Dear […]

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Cultivating your positive imperfectionist

“Even when inactive our positive imperfectionist is a benevolent and supportive feeling/atmosphere in our psyche, encouraging us to get stuck in to the activities that we feel motivated around and not to live in fear of trying” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores some ways to begin freeing yourself from the ‘negative perfectionist, with […]

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Cloud-watching: Primarily present, secondarily thinking

“One of the main functions of mindfulness and meditation is to make your way of engaging with life primarily experiential, and secondarily conceptual” Dear Toby, Why should we be interested in meditating? This weeks article gives some thought to this with the aim of helping us re-connect to our ‘experiencer’. If you enjoy it then this […]

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Three Simple Creative Awareness Forms

“One of the things that we learn when we take up meditation is to appreciate how pleasurable the simple act of awareness can be” Dear Integral Meditators, This article explores three ways of stimulating your capacity for meditative awareness. They are practices in themselves, or they can be practiced together in combination. If you enjoy them, […]

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Lighting up your pathways – Helping your brain to help you

Dear Integral Meditors, This article explores ways of being mindful to help develop an appreciation toward your brain. I hope you enjoy it. If you do them it will be a part of this Tuesday and Wednesdays’ meditation class, you’d be welcome to join us, live or online. In the spirit of a bright brain, Toby […]

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The spectrum of mindful freedom and limitation

  “If I understand freedom of awareness then gives freedom of choice, then I understand that I myself and am the creative agent that lies between the freedom of my awareness, and the current limitation of my life” Dear Integral Meditators, One of the great pleasures of meditation is the discovery that, wherever you are […]

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Adventuring with attention (What is a Meditator?)

  “Life is an adventure in the experience of being conscious. To meditate and to be a meditator is to engage in this experience full-bloodedly, with the intention to get the very most out of the opportunity” Dear Integral Meditators, To be a meditator can be considered in a number of different ways, in the article […]

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The nuance of mindful goal vs process orientation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on how to increase the quality of your output by increasing the quality of your attention to process, there is a lot to gain from understanding the nuance of the technique! New Meditation class series starting 14/15th June The Wisdom of Awakening series: Meditations for irreverent clarity & authentic vigilance. […]

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What is the point of being more present?

“Imagine you are a tree with deep roots. When wind, rain and storms come, your branches get blown around, but you don’t worry, because the strength of your roots is more than capable of dealing with the stress. You can even enjoy the play of the weather and the extremity of it. Being more present […]

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