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Finding inner strength through softness

Dear Integral Meditators, I’ve had a couple of conversations this week with friends and clients about how much effort it is to meditate and still the mind. The article below explores how to work on stilling the mind with as little effort as possible, using the softness of the body. In the spirit of softness, […]

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Mindfulness; becoming the sculptor of your reality (Plus 1:1 coaching offer in January)

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope that 2017 has started brightly and mindfully for you! Before I was a meditation teacher I was a sculptor, this weeks article looks at how we can become a ‘sculptor of our life’ through mindfulness. You’ll see below there is a spacial offer on 1:1 coaching for January. If you […]

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Images of renewal – The body-mind of a newborn

Dear Toby, It’s the time at the end of one year and the beginning of the next, a good time to focus on our own inner renewal. The article below explores three simple images that we can use to move into a state of unity and renewal using the power of images and the imagination. Wishing […]

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Two meditation gateways

Dear Integral Meditators, Wishing all in the norther hemisphere a very happy winter solstice, and those in the southern hemisphere a happy summer solstice! As we sit in the middle space between the solstice and Christmas, you might enjoy exploring the two ‘meditation gateways’ that I describe below. In the spirit of inner doorways, Toby […]

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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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