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Meditating with your child-self

“Our inner child is important because it connects us to our creativity, our emotional health and spontaneity, our playfulness and vitality. Do you remember how much energy you had as a child!” Dear Integral Meditators, If you enjoy this weeks article and are a parent, then do check out my  Mindful Parenting – Practical Techniques for […]

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Resilience thru acceptance – matching your expectation with your reality

“The tension between our expectation and our reality, unless addressed continuously wears down our energy and resilience in a way that is absolutely avoidable” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday classes will be meditations on resilience. In the article below I give some practical pointers for developing resilience by learning to match your expectations with your reality. […]

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Big-hearted, luminous kindness

 “Extending kindness to yourself has a healing effect on your body, heart and mind. Extending it to others creates positive connection on all sorts of levels. Going deeper into meditation with kindness enables us to contact a luminous dimension of our consciousness that is one half of the enlightened state.” Dear Integral Mindfulness, This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday classes will […]

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Representing your values – Mindful self-trust 

“The more we are able to access the innate feeling of trusting ourself, the more relaxed and confident we will then tend to feel about our ability to represent our values consistently and capably; we feel we are in integrity with ourself.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at self-trust as a quality we […]

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Overcoming passivity

  “Part of the benefit of an engaged mindfulness practice is that, because we are more centered, we tend to feel less intimidated by our challenges, and by the anxiety that they stimulate within us.” Dear Toby, Mindfulness, well practiced should make us calmer, but not more passive. In the article below I explore a […]

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Mindful Optimism

“We don’t need to wait for optimism to come to us, we can cultivate it and learn to generate it deliberately in and out of meditation. By doing so it can become a state that is instinctive and intuitive for us, rather than happening only occasionally and circumstantially.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article […]

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Opening to the abundance of possibility

“When we build a state of openness to possibility in meditation, we can make it part of our approach to daily life. Our world becomes a place of abundance and wealth. Our open-ness to possibility becomes a source of energy for us, feeding us as we move into the unknown.” Dear Integral Meditators Faced with […]

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Self-responsibility – Becoming a self-determining entity

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the link between mindfulness and self-responsibility? This weeks article explores the interface of these two. In the spirit of self-determination, Toby         Self-responsibility – Becoming a self-determining entity We are surrounded by forces that are attempting to move us in one direction or another, capture our attention, […]

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The Art of Non-emergency

“Spending a few minutes each day recognizing and relaxing into safety can really help you take the idea of non-emergency into an actual experience that you can use to change the quality of your life.”   Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have been enjoying the Winter Solstice period! This weeks article is a fundamental […]

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Giving back anxiety that is not yours

“Owning and dealing with your anxiety well is an important life skill, However, sometimes the anxiety we experience is not entirely our own, and the solution to it is to recognize this and sometimes simply to give it back.” Dear Integral Meditators, What’s the boundary between what you feel, and the feelings of those around […]

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