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Your Emotional Colour Palette

Dear Integral Meditators, What makes a colour beautiful? The answer is a bit deeper than first glance. Similarly with our emotions, it is not always the bright, shiny ones that of the most value, or even the most beautiful. Yours in the spirit of emotional depth and beauty, Toby Your Emotional Colour Palette As some […]

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Mixed Mindfulness Arts, Animals and Starlight

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look at the martial arts scene these days you will see that a lot of the top guys are mixed martial artists, that is to say that they have trained in and mastered more than one form of martial arts, and this has made them better overall. Similarly training in […]

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The Sea Snakes of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When I was young I used to enjoy snorkeling on reefs in the Philippines, where quite often I would come into contact with sea snakes, whom I really loved. The article and meditation below explains a meditation experience that that I had with them more recently. It also co-stars a seal! Yours […]

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Body-Mountain, Cloud-Thought, Sky-Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The context in which you experience your thoughts and feelings determines how much significance and power they have over you. The article below explains a simple way of re-contextualizing your thoughts in a way that makes it easier to enjoy their ups and downs, their comings and goings with a greater sense of stability and clarity. Final […]

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The Shadow Child

Dear Integral Meditators, Our shadow self takes on various forms and expressions, one of which is the child. The article below is an exploration of our shadow child-self; what it is, why we should be interested in it, and how we can start working with it contemplatively. I hope you enjoy it! For those of […]

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The Dance of Relaxation and Alertness

Dear Integral Meditators, Normally when we think about meditation the image that comes to mind is that is stillness and sitting still. In the article below I describe meditation and mindfulness as a dance, and how we can take this dance into all areas of our life. I hope you enjoy it! Yours in the […]

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Complementricizing Your Archetypes

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks a little at our personal experience of archetypes and how we can create a complementary harmonic between the different ones that we have within ourselves. Yours in the spirit of harmony, Toby Complementricizing Your Archetypes When I was around 19 I read a book by Herman Hess called Narcissus […]

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A Benevolent Universe? (Old Men Fighting)

Dear Integral Meditators, What do you think the Universe thinks of you? Is it for you or against you? This mid-week article examines this question with a little bit of humor. For those of you in Singapore, next Tuesday evening , 17th June is the date for the free preview talk on Enlightened Flow: Finding the […]

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Wake, up, Grow up, Clean up, Flow

Dear Integral Meditators, Sometimes when we think of flow states there is the idea that they should be somehow effortless, stress-free and easy. In the article below I describe a state of flow that I’ve called enlightened flow which needs a certain amount of  effort-fullness before it can become effortless. I hope you enjoy it. If you […]

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An Enlightenment Visualization

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article uses a series of six simple images to try and communicate the basic enlightenment experience. In June I’ll be doing a workshop on meditation for cultivating the enlightenment experience, this article is one way of exploring this space. I’ll be facilitating the three hour Mindful Self-Leadership workshop again on the 7th June […]

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