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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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Using Your Misfortune to Enhance and Transcend Your Experience of Good Fortune

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you’ve had a good week, this weeks article continues the theme of last weeks article on Paradox as Therapy , looking at ways in which we can hold apparently contradictory states of awareness together in order to develop and enhance our inner wisdom. Yours in the spirit of inner wisdom, Toby Upcoming […]

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Paradox as Therapy (and the difference between a spiritual and a psychological crisis)

The difference between a psychological crisis and a spiritual crisis is that: With a psychological crisis the problem is that there is some part of the mind that is not working properly. If you think of your mind as a motor engine, and a crisis as being like one of the parts going wrong and needing to be […]

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The 20 Second Rule – Guerilla Tactics for Peace of Mind and Wellbeing

Dear Integral Meditators, Its all too easy to let life’s best moments slip by without noticing them fully, this weeks article outlines a practice you can do to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you any more, from this moment on! Wishing you all the best, Toby   The 20 Second Rule – Guerilla Tactics for Peace of […]

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