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Mindfulness

Three examples of mindful stress-transformation

Dear Integral Meditators, One major premise of my stress transformation techniques is that it is your perception of stress defines your experience of it. Positive/growth enhancing stress and negative/debilitating stress are subjective and potentially changeable for the better. The article below explores three examples from my life recently where I have been practicing changing my perception in order to […]

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Zen Mountains, Zen Doorways

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article outlines two simple meditation techniques. ‘Zen mountain’ is a sitting form that I have been using in the recent Zen series as a basic practice. This Tuesday & Wednesday  classes are on the theme of  “Host and guest in Zen meditation”, so if you enjoy the article, do feel free to join us, live […]

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Optimistic Stoicism

“There is a wonder in the continuous change that surrounds us. It invites us to notice that the ‘perfect happiness’ that we are seeing for may be hidden in plain sight, right amongst the present messy unfolding of our life today.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This year has been full of twists and turns. This […]

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A wheel spinning  out of balance

“In order to find consistent balance we have to work consciously to adjust to changeability and imperfection. We have to be ready and expect life’s wobbles and curve balls!” Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to have a conscious and balanced approach to life’s imperfections and messiness, and how can we implement this approach […]

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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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Mental mastery – Re-discovering joy in your thinking

Dear Integral Meditators, Everyone deserves the ability to take joy in and feel enthusiasm around their mind and thinking, but its a treasure that we have to hunt for and cultivate, not something we are handed on a plate. This weeks article gives a range of practical pointers to build a greater degree of mental […]

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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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Intention, dedication, meditation (Start the new year on purpose)

“We can use our intention and dedication to start to radiate out ripples of good energy into the world. We may not know the precise effects they have, but we start to feel the energy we give returning to us many-fold in all sorts of different ways.” Dear Integral Meditators, Wishing you a 2021 full […]

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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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Liberation from your roles & labels – Three examples

“The essential art of mindfully liberating ourself from our roles and names is to recognizing a role, name or label that we identify with closely, Learn to “drop” or dis-identify ourself from that role and then to then pick up and play the role with freedom in a newly interpreted and useful way” Dear Integral […]

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