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The Inner Sky of the Mind – Distraction, anxiety, mood and the principle of awareness 

   Imagine you were to spend a week everyday looking at the sky, just watching and witnessing it. Some days it would be bright and full of light, other days there might be light clouds, sometimes monotonously grey, or aggressively rainy with thunder and lightning. Every time that you looked, the idea would be simply […]

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Being the Stone in the River – Ducking Under the Flow of Thoughts

Imagine that you are a stone at the bottom of a river. The flow of the water moves over your top surface without disturbing you at all; you are stable, content and still at the bottom of the river. Build this image in your mind, and then imagine yourself to actually be the stone at […]

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The Warrior and the Lover – Establishing Your Basic Mindful Flow State

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and mindfulness are about developing flow-states. The article below shows you how you can build your basic flow state from the ground up into a stable, diverse and enjoyable mindfulness practice. In the spirit of flow, Toby The Warrior and the Lover – Establishing Your Basic Mindful Flow State Effective meditation […]

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The Creativity of the Soul; Reflections on a recent soul portrait

Here’s a soul portrait that I did recently, one of the main themes of this one is creativity; you can see that in the center there is almost what looks like a pine cone from which are emerging many spirals of light, like a mind giving birth to countless ideas an inspirations! Click on the […]

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Working With Your Body’s Cellular Memory Through Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the relationship between your body’s cellular structure and how you expereince your life? And how can meditation help influence this relationship in a positive and practical way? The article below explores this topic… For those in Singapore, a final reminder of on this Saturday’s event (tomorrow),  a 3 hourMind of Ease […]

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The Quickest Way Through the Rain

Dear Integral Meditators, When you have a ‘dark cloud’ in your life, do you habitually walk toward it or run away from it? Its an important question, the article below explores why, with the help of a few large furry friends! In the spirit of walking towards, Toby The Quickest Way Through the Rain The […]

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Riding the Waves of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it really mean to be in control of your mind and emotions? The article below explores the image of our emotions as waves, and offers mindful perspective on how we can use this image to relax into and enjoy both the highs and the lows of our inner life. Enjoy! […]

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Five Methods for Quietening the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Some people give up or don’t even try meditation as they think their mind is just too busy, and they can’t still it. Below are five simple methods that you can use to quieten the mind when you feel the need, as well as an outline of some of the benefits. In […]

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Why Meditate on & with Animals?

I was asked the other day why I continue to guide workshops and classes on meditating with animals, given that to some of my client group it may seem a bit ‘strange’. Here are a few reasons to consider why meditating with animals is of great value, with a short practice at the end to […]

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Your Emotions as Horses

Dear Integral Meditators, Because emotions are non-linear in their behaviour, quite often images can work better than direct instructions as to how we can go about working with them in a healthy way. The article below considers our emotions as horses. Final call for those in Singapore for the Positive Mindset integral meditation class tomorrow, […]

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