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Enlightened love and loving

Compassionate presence, awakened action

“As your life experience unfolds, often your compassion for others increases because you can relate to them more as you ‘know how they feel’. If we combine this with practicing simply being present every day, then this can make the power of our compassionate presence grows exponentially” Dear Integral Meditators, Compassion isn’t always easy. Making room for […]

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The state of connected

“The capacity to enjoy a benevolent intimate connection to ourself is a key energizing force. If we feel comfortable on our own skin, if we like who we are and spending time with ourself, if we can trust ourself to be on our own side, then we will feel confident and energised when alone” Dear […]

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Connecting to your circle of strength

“Open to the feeling of being supported as you go about your day; recognizing that you are not alone in the world, and that you have genuine support available to you at all times” W Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness in and with your relationships can be genuinely transformative.  This weeks article looks at one way […]

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Mindfully working with your physical heart

W “The principle healing agent with mindfulness is always conscious awareness itself. But there are other emotional and mental healing agents that naturally start to flow in as a result of the primary act of conscious attention.” a Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article focuses on the physical heart as your object of mindful attention. Enjoy! In […]

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From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood

W Dear Toby, What is it going to take for men to thrive in their maleness in toady’s world? The article below some practical reflections on this! In the spirit of  benevolent manhood, Toby   From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood What (or where) is the path of men in today’s world? We […]

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Lazy compassion (compassion & care through awareness)

t “If you want to develop your compassion and caring, one of the best places to begin is by improving the quality of your attention” Dear Integral Meditators,This week’s article focuses on a simple, profound technique for developing compassion in a way that doesn’t require a lot of effort! The Tuesday and Wednesday evening meditation classes will be on […]

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From resignation to positive acceptance

t “If we can make a clear distinction between acceptance and resignation, we can start practicing positive acceptance on the one hand and avoid resignation on the other”. Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you enjoy this week’s article on acceptance. A quick reminder of the  Stress-transformation coaching offer details below. If your reading this and its past the expiry […]

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Your Shadow Child

d “To connect to our child within us and draw upon its creative power, we need to connect with it on its level without judgment, to learn to speak its language.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on mindfulness of your inner child, and ways to connect to its power in ways that can add […]

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Four ways of being mindful in relationships

Dear  Integral Meditators, How can you use mindfulness to improve your relationship wisdom? The article below offers some specific pointers for practice! In the spirit of wise relating, Toby Four ways of being mindful in relationships Mindfulness is about training your attention in specific ways. In each area of your life there are ways of […]

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Giving your heart whole (Creating a ‘high functioning’ heart)

Dear Integral Meditators, In order to get the most out of life, you have to give yourself whole heartedly to it without holding back. But what happens when you give yourself whole heartedly to a person, a project or a cause, and you get hurt, abused, rejected or taken advantage of? This weeks article offers […]

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