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Essential Spirituality

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 Stability of Uncertainty

Dear Toby, I wrote the article below at the beginning of December, as the new year comes in I would like to wish you all the gift of the stability of uncertainty. If you have it, then whatever sort of year you have in store ahead of you, you will be fine. Thanks for reading in […]

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Keeping the Magic

Dear Integral Meditators, From myself and Integral Meditation Asia here’s wishing you all the very best for the Winter Solstice and Christmas seasons! Toby Keeping the Magic I’m sitting in my parents’ house writing this article the day before Christmas eve, I’ve spent the afternoon with my daughter and her cousins around me getting excited […]

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The Man or woman of No Rank

  A lot of the suffering, pain and confusion that we experience in our lives comes from the attachment that we have to the roles that we habitually play in our life. The man or woman of no rank is a meditation technique that allows us to: Become more aware of this attachment and over-identification […]

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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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Trusting Your Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Our mind is our fundamental tool of survival in the world; the better it functions and the more we are able to trust it, the happier and more successful we will tend to be. The article below outlines a few points around how you can start to build genuine self confidence by […]

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An Enlightenment Visualization

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article uses a series of six simple images to try and communicate the basic enlightenment experience. In June I’ll be doing a workshop on meditation for cultivating the enlightenment experience, this article is one way of exploring this space. I’ll be facilitating the three hour Mindful Self-Leadership workshop again on the 7th June […]

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Enlightened Imperfection

Dear Integral Meditators, Are you on a quest for enlightened perfection? This weeks Integral Meditations article explores what enlightened perfection looks like (or doesn’t look like) and how we can start to use it to embrace our own imperfection and the imperfection of the world. It is kind of a complementary take to the midweek article on […]

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Fridge Magnet Spiritual Happiness

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article continues the theme of spiritual happiness. The approach to spiritual happiness is different from that which we employ on other levels of our life, and it is important to understand this difference in approach! If you missed the mid-week article here it is: “Applying mindful curiosity to your relationships” I am […]

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The Four “-lessnesses” of Enlightenment

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at four characteristics of enlightened awareness. Explanations of spiritual enlightenment can seem a little like riddles, and this article is a little like that, but at the same time I hope it is accessible enough for you to feel as if you can enjoy exploring enlightened awareness  for […]

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