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Your Emotional Colour Palette

Dear Integral Meditators, What makes a colour beautiful? The answer is a bit deeper than first glance. Similarly with our emotions, it is not always the bright, shiny ones that of the most value, or even the most beautiful. Yours in the spirit of emotional depth and beauty, Toby Your Emotional Colour Palette As some […]

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What Constitutes the Good Life? – Looking a bit deeper

Dear Integral Meditators, In order to experience the ‘good life’ I really believe that we need to go beyond our superficial ideas of positive and negative, pleasure and pain. In the article below I explain why. Final reminder if you are in Singapore of the Mindful Resilience Workshop on this Sunday, 21st September in the morning. Anyone […]

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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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Non-resistance – Tapping into A deeper level of relaxation

Superficially relaxation exercises relating to mindfulness might look quite simple, almost to the point of superficiality, but in reality the capacity to become and remain deeply relaxed consistently in life is a profound achievement. Why so? Because to be able to remain truly and deeply relaxed in the face of all the nonsense that everyday […]

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Mixed Mindfulness Arts, Animals and Starlight

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look at the martial arts scene these days you will see that a lot of the top guys are mixed martial artists, that is to say that they have trained in and mastered more than one form of martial arts, and this has made them better overall. Similarly training in […]

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You Always Have a Choice

Some of you familiar with meditation and mindfulness will be familiar with the practice of choice-less awareness. Choice-less awareness essentially involves learning to be a witness to your consciousness and its contents; just sitting there and allowing whatever comes up in your mind to come up without interfering, like watching clouds in the sky. However, […]

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Fly on the Wall Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, What would it be like to observe yourself s a stranger, and follow yourself around for a while? Would you like what you see? And what might you learn about yourself? The article below explores this theme… Yours in the spirit of observation, Toby   Fly on the Wall Mindfulness This is […]

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The Sea Snakes of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When I was young I used to enjoy snorkeling on reefs in the Philippines, where quite often I would come into contact with sea snakes, whom I really loved. The article and meditation below explains a meditation experience that that I had with them more recently. It also co-stars a seal! Yours […]

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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 Wisdom of Age, the Shadow of Time

Dear Integral Meditators, In the same why that thee is a child within all of us, there is also an old man or an old woman. The article below explores this theme, it may be considered in some ways a companion to my previous article on the shadow child. The old wo/man and the child self […]

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