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The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion

The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion I think of practicing kindness and compassion as like being on a tightrope, because there are many ways to ‘fall off’! To really practice them consistently and master them takes a lot of discipline and dedication. How can you fall off? It’s easy to practice kindness to others (and […]

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On Healing and Meditation

Dear Toby, I don’t know about you, but for me the run in toward Christmas has been a busy one, and I feel my body and mind a little fatigued as a result! With this in mind in this weeks article I thought I’d share one of the very simple healing meditation forms that I use […]

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When You Are Trapped in a Thorn Bush…

Dear Integral Meditators, If you’ve been under stress or upset recently, you’ll know how strong the feeling is to say or do something to get yourself out of that painful situation as quick as possible. However, often our impulse reactions make things worse rather than better. This weeks article explains by analogy how we can […]

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The Way of the Rat

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look at my website, articles and workshops, you’ll see there is quite a lot of material on transforming difficulties, re-directing negativity into positive energy and so on. Who taught me all this? Well I had a meeting with a rat 14 years ago that set me on the right track… […]

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Four Zen Meditations

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on practical Zen exercises based around more or less well known quotes that are in the spirit of Zen. The nice thing about all of them is that they are great simplifiers of the mind, and realeasers of our natural intelligence. Yours in the spirit of Zen, Toby […]

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Shifting Down the Gears – On Meditation and Power Napping

Dear Integral Meditators, I’m a great believer in power napping, in fact I am quite a believer in napping in general! This is not just because it is a good way of relaxing, from a meditation training point of view a nap offers a great opportunity to bring the experience of our ordinary everyday mind […]

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Transforming Specific Aspects of Your Past Through Shadow Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope that you have had a good week that you feel has served your inner growth well! This weeks article explains an meditation practice that I really have something of a soft spot for, and that is of real practical value. Our past experience is constantly impacting our experience of the […]

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Are You Going With the Flow or Just Drifting With the Current?

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have had an interesting and insightful week, and that your life journey has been unfolding smoothly! This weeks article takes a look at the often quite subtle difference between going with the flow and drifting with the current in life. It is a subtle difference but a crucial one, […]

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When You Have to Go Against the Flow

Dear Integral Meditators, Life is not so tough when everything is flowing in the direction that you want it to, but what happens when you find yourself having to go against the flow of energy? This weeks article explores that space and how we can use meditation to help. In the article I use as […]

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Is Spirit a Place of Light of Dark?

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think of the words “deep spirit”, or “deep consciousness” what sort of ideas and images arise in your mind? This weeks article investigates the encounter with deep spirit and what sort of experience it is. There are 3 more days to sign up for the Dynamic Calm Online Meditation Course for the early bird […]

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