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Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’)

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the image of the sharpened blade, and its relevance to the practice of integrated mindfulness. In the spirit of the blade of the mind, Toby Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’) ‘Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.’ – Tao Te Ching chapter 9 The fear […]

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Becoming mindfully unfocused

Dear Integral Meditators, It’s tough to keep focused these days, when there are seemingly so many things demanding our attention. In the article below I explain a method that I use for regenerating my mental energy and willpower when they are feeling a little run-down… In the spirit of soft focus, Toby Becoming mindfully unfocused […]

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Mindfully dropping (and picking up) your story

Dear Integral Meditators, We all have a story, or a history. Is your story and the story that your telling yourself helping you or hindering you in your life? How can mindfulness help you to develop a constructive and enjoyable approach to your past? The article below considers these questions… In the spirit of mindful […]

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Just tea/solve no problem (Plus special coaching offer for September)

Dear Toby, How can drinking tea help us understand mindfulness? What would happen if you practiced the discipline of  ‘solving no problem’ regularly? These are the topics of the article below… For those in Singapore, a reminder of this coming Thursday’s Free book talk on Engaged Mindfulness at 7.30pm, all are most welcome! If you have been thinking […]

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Finding your neutral gear

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if instead of your mind thinking all the time, you were able to find a ‘neutral gear’ that you could shift it into whenever you wanted or needed? This weeks article explores how to do this, and the value of it. Quick reminder that my new book ‘Engaged Mindfulness‘ […]

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Finding the center of the wheel

Dear Integral Meditators, Do you have to still your mind to experience inner stillness and centeredness? The article below explores how to mindfully sustain the experience of stillness amidst all the busyness and activity of your mind and daily life…. If you are in Singapore, the Wednesday meditation class re-starts this evening! In the spirit of mindful […]

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Structure and flow – mindful plumbing

Dear Integral Meditators, Are your thoughts and feelings working together like a team in your daily life, or does it often seem like they are often working against each other? In this weeks article we have a look at how we can integrate our mind and emotions together into a team using mindfulness. In the spirit […]

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Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river

Dear Toby, Building inner flexibility and mobility are really core parts of an integrated mindfulness practice, in the article below I explain two core practices for building mindful mobility. In the spirit of mindful perspective taking, Toby Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river (& from self to other) One of the fundamental […]

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Mindfulness of feelings – The principle of flow

Dear Integral Meditators, In my writings on mindfulness I speak quite a lot about the principle of flow. In the article below I explore it with regard to mindfulness of our feelings, and how to create a healthy, self-cleansing emotional body by using a simple image and exercise. In the spirit of the flowing river, […]

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Your Thoughts as Emails

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at how we can be more mindful of our thoughts by considering them in the same way that we might consider emails. I hope you enjoy it! In the spirit of mindful thinking & non-thinking, Toby Yours Thoughts as Emails In Taoist philosophy there is a saying that […]

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