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Integral Awareness

The Way of the Rat

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look at my website, articles and workshops, you’ll see there is quite a lot of material on transforming difficulties, re-directing negativity into positive energy and so on. Who taught me all this? Well I had a meeting with a rat 14 years ago that set me on the right track… […]

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Dreams, Meditation and Working with the Bright Side of Your Shadow

Hi Integral Meditators, The dreams and imagined images in our mind can be a powerful source of inspiration and growth. This weeks article looks at how we can go about capitalizing on positive dream and imaginary images that our mind produces by considering them in the light of our golden or bright shadow, or the […]

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How Can We Experience Integral Vision? (And a list of the free meditations posted for October)

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and the development of expanded states of awareness always needs to go hand in glove with psychological development and maturity. This weeks article  looks at one method I use in my coaching practice to help people (and myself, I do use it myself!) to develop a more mature psychological vision of […]

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Shifting Down the Gears – On Meditation and Power Napping

Dear Integral Meditators, I’m a great believer in power napping, in fact I am quite a believer in napping in general! This is not just because it is a good way of relaxing, from a meditation training point of view a nap offers a great opportunity to bring the experience of our ordinary everyday mind […]

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How Much Happiness Are You Prepared to Tolerate?

Dear Integral Meditators, What if happiness were easier than we think, and the only thing getting in the way was that we often find being happy profoundly uncomfortable? This weeks integral meditations article is in the form of a series of questions that invites us to look a bit deeper into the real causes of […]

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Four Types of Deep Calm, Four Types of Dynamic Power

Dear Integral Meditators, What do you think of when you think “calm”? This weeks article looks at how calmness is not just a passive relaxational activity, but a type of dynamic inner power that we can build in our mind and life each day. Yours in the transformative power of inner calm, Toby   Four […]

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Trusting the Random

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on my own experience of meaningful co-incidence over the past few days. A lot of our most important sources of life-lesson are happening right under our nose in the present moment, so its important to keep alert for them! I’ve also this recently created a short video on ‘How to […]

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Getting Wet in the Rain (Meditation and Images)

Dear Integral Meditators, We all know the expression “A picture paints a thousand words”, sometimes this can be particularly true when trying to explain meditation as it is fundamentally an inner state of mind that cannot be seen or described directly. This weeks meditation article describes one such image that I have been working with […]

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Is Meditation about Stress Management or About Enlightenment?

Dear *|FNAME|, What is the reason that we meditate and practice mindfulness? This is the subject of this weeks article, it is one of those questions that it is very useful to be clear on! The main development at Integral Meditation Asia this week is that  I have created a newshadow coaching service. As many of you […]

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The Way to Be Ok, Always – Liberation and the Witness Self

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the cultivation of the witness self in meditation, and why we should be interested in it! Yours in the spirit of “ok, always”, Toby   The Way to Be Ok, Always – Liberation and the Witness Self Cultivating the experience of the witness self means to cultivate […]

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