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Enlightened Flow

The Absence of Reference Points – The Evolutionary Advantage of the Meditator

Dear Integral Meditators, Every day we look for reference points, markers in our life that give us security, familiarity, a feeling of safety. The article below explores the process of meditation as learning to get comfortable with an absence of reference points, and the freedom that it gives. This Saturday afternoon; Meditations for Creating A Mind […]

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A Mind Like Water

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the challenging things about meditation and a mind of meditation is that you have to have experience of it in order to ‘get it’. Thus for those who have not experienced it, it can seem very abstract. This is where using images comes in handy, as the image itself can […]

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The Four Subtle Experiences in Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the path of meditation in three stages, focusing in particular on the second stage, developing and engaging subtle experiences. It is useful to know about these ‘intermediate’ levels of the meditation experience because it enables us to appreciate and explore them without the danger of thinking that […]

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Seriously Light/Lightly Serious

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below is an encouragement not to forget to to be playful, no matter how serious it gets! Yours in the spirit of the deep and the light, Toby Seriously Light/Lightly Serious It is very easy to mistake taking something seriously for taking something ‘heavily’. It is very easy to use […]

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What Lies Beyond Stillness? – Meditation and heightened creativity

 Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you have learned to still the mind in meditation? That is the question I explore below in this weeks article. Yours in the spirit of deeper creativity, Toby What Lies Beyond Stillness? – Meditation and heightened creativity For many of the people who do coaching with me or attend […]

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Body-Mountain, Cloud-Thought, Sky-Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The context in which you experience your thoughts and feelings determines how much significance and power they have over you. The article below explains a simple way of re-contextualizing your thoughts in a way that makes it easier to enjoy their ups and downs, their comings and goings with a greater sense of stability and clarity. Final […]

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The Hidden Calm Within the Body

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on finding aspects of enlightened flow through your physical body, the technique is simple in its basic elements, but you can investigate it in almost infinite depth. I have created a  seven minute video on enlightened flow for a fee talk I will be giving on the  17th, you […]

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Non-Striving

Dear Integral Meditators, June and the summer sees a change in the pace and  of my working routine, and as a way of making the adjustment to that new routine I’ve been working this week with the practice of non-striving. Details of what it is and how to practice it are in this weeks article! […]

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Finding Your Spiritual Flow

Dear Toby, This is an article on how to find your spiritual flow. In this article there is what I consider to be a really great and useful definition of the word ‘spiritual’. We often use ‘spiritual’ conversationally as if we have a clear idea what it means, but when we check our understanding is often a lot more nebulous. This article on spiritual flow is once […]

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Wake, up, Grow up, Clean up, Flow

Dear Integral Meditators, Sometimes when we think of flow states there is the idea that they should be somehow effortless, stress-free and easy. In the article below I describe a state of flow that I’ve called enlightened flow which needs a certain amount of  effort-fullness before it can become effortless. I hope you enjoy it. If you […]

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