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Allowing & Participating – Rethinking ‘being in control’

W “By mindfully combining allowing and participating we can control things better, without feeling the need to be so ‘in control” M  Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a couple of practical thoughts on how to re-frame our idea of being in control in a way that means less stress and more effectiveness. This weeks Wednesday […]

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Mindful of: The next thing  

“You can’t control everything about what will happen in your life. However, you can control what you are going to focus on in the next hour or so, and you can spend that time doing what you have chosen with a substantial amount of control.” Basic mindfulness involves giving yourself a point to focus on in the […]

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Relaxing into your potential – Renewal meditation & recording

Dear  Integral Meditators, I hope your winter Solstice and Christmas breaks are going great! We’re now in that little pocket of time between Christmas and the new year. Here’s a half hour meditation on renewal that I recorded in class recently (click to listen and/or download). It’s one that I really enjoy and find useful. A basic […]

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Baseballs or confetti?

Dear Integral Meditators, If you were to learn to deal with your suffering in life, what might start to happen to your access to rapture and joy? The article below explores this question in a practical way… In the spirit of baseballs and confetti, Toby ​Baseballs of confetti?  The truth of suffering One of the […]

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The Eye of the Storm – Finding peace in the non-peace

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if in the moments when you were feeling most disturbed and out of balance you were able to find a place of peace within that same moment? The article below explores how you can begin to do so. Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes will be on this […]

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Meditation as an act of being rather than doing

Dear Integral Meditators, How can meditation help us improve the quality of our life? The article below explores this topic in a practical way. In the spirit of being, Toby Meditation as an act of being rather than doing  The title of this article is extremely useful definition of meditation, and one that is very […]

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Bare attention – developing your inner ‘bird-watcher’

Dear Integral Meditators, Some meditation and mindfulness practices get more complex as we become better at them. Others stay simple, but continue to grow in depth. The practice of bare attention explained below is an example of the latter, a simple practice that stays simple, but grows in depth. In the spirit of mindful observation, […]

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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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Relaxing your way to enlightenment

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the relationship between relaxation and enlightenment? Is it possible to do both at the same time? The article below explains a mindfulness practice for doing just that; relaxing your way to an experience of your own enlightened nature! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Relaxing your way to enlightenment […]

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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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