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Insight Meditation

The Four “-lessnesses” of Enlightenment

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at four characteristics of enlightened awareness. Explanations of spiritual enlightenment can seem a little like riddles, and this article is a little like that, but at the same time I hope it is accessible enough for you to feel as if you can enjoy exploring enlightened awareness  for […]

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What is Mindfulness? – Remembrance, Penetration, Assimilation +1

Dear Integral Meditators, This mid-week article attempts to give a really practical working definition of mindfulness that will enable you to see how it might be applied to multiple circumstances in your own life.   Yours mindfully, Toby What is Mindfulness? – Remembrance, Penetration, Assimilation +1  What is mindfulness? To be more present is the […]

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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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Are You Going With the Flow or Just Drifting With the Current?

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have had an interesting and insightful week, and that your life journey has been unfolding smoothly! This weeks article takes a look at the often quite subtle difference between going with the flow and drifting with the current in life. It is a subtle difference but a crucial one, […]

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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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Three Types of Faith

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you are having a good weekend, this weeks article looks at how to integrate three different of faith into our life in order to improve our ability to go with the flow, decrease our stress levels and open to different patterns of meaning. I hope you enjoy it! Final reminder […]

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Emotional Detachment, Emotional Repression – The Difference

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a basic skill for anyone wanting to develop a healthy and harmonious consciousness; the ability to avoid repressing emotion when trying to detach from it! As you can see below I have included a couple of basic diagrams to try and help with the explanation, hopefully you’ll find that they help […]

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How to Stop Painful Feelings Becoming Negative Emotions

Dear All, Normally in conversation we use the word feelings and emotion as if they were the same. This weeks article looks at the distinction that can be made between emotions and feelings, and how this can be used in order to prevent difficult emotions arising from painful feelings. I think you will find it […]

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Insight Meditation – Improving your subjective experience by developing your Objective Perspective

Hi Everyone, This week’s newsletter has a new dimension added to it that I am hoping to make a regular feature, which is regular short meditation recordings that I will be creating and posting on my meditation blog for people to listen to and download. This week’s guided meditation is a nine minute insight meditation […]

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Guided Insight Meditation: Care of the Physical Body

This is a nine minute guided insight meditation on caring for the physical body, you can simply play it from this page Press play icon below) or download it onto your computer (right click on text below) for personal use. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Care for Physical Body Insight Medi (9mins) Here is the […]

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