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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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Appreciating the Past to Liberate the Present

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen to our experience of the present if we learned to have a deeply good relationship with our past, even that part of our past that is wounded and damaged? This is the theme that I explore in the article below. Yours in the spirit of the healed psyche, Toby Upcoming […]

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The Shadow Child

Dear Integral Meditators, Our shadow self takes on various forms and expressions, one of which is the child. The article below is an exploration of our shadow child-self; what it is, why we should be interested in it, and how we can start working with it contemplatively. I hope you enjoy it! For those of […]

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Mindful Learning

Dear Integral Meditators, These days there is absolutely no doubt that capacity to be adaptable, flexible and to learn quickly are necessary for successfully negotiating both the professional and personal challenges of your life. How can mindfulness help you with this? This is the question that I explore in the article below. In the ‘whats […]

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Questions Leading to Empty Space – Overcoming Stubborn Distractions

Dear Toby, What if the things that most disturb you in your meditation practice could become the springboards to a deeper experience of meditation? This weeks article explores how they can become that. Yours in the spirit of inner freedom, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia: JULY Sunday July 27th, 9.30am-12.30pm –  Meditations for Developing the Language […]

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The Dance of Relaxation and Alertness

Dear Integral Meditators, Normally when we think about meditation the image that comes to mind is that is stillness and sitting still. In the article below I describe meditation and mindfulness as a dance, and how we can take this dance into all areas of our life. I hope you enjoy it! Yours in the […]

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Street Mindfulness – Three Key Questions

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the core of your personal mindfulness strategy for a happy, empowered and effective life?. In this weeks article I share my own, and invite you to think about what yours might be. Yours in the spirit of the right questions, Toby Street Mindfulness – Three Key Questions We all know […]

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Liberation from Social Metaphysics

Dear Integral Meditators, Every time you discover a new word or term your universe expands. If you had a good teacher at school you may have heard this saying from her or him. One of the new terms I’ve been enjoying exploring in my own practice recently is ‘social metaphysics’, the article below explores this powerful […]

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Complementricizing Your Archetypes

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks a little at our personal experience of archetypes and how we can create a complementary harmonic between the different ones that we have within ourselves. Yours in the spirit of harmony, Toby Complementricizing Your Archetypes When I was around 19 I read a book by Herman Hess called Narcissus […]

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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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