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The Wild Dogs of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When strong, difficult, negative minds and emotions get triggered in our consciousness it can be difficult for the other parts of our mind not to become scattered and disoriented. The article below explores how we can start to changes this, using the image of dogs. Two free mindfulness resources coming up online: 30 […]

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You’ve Already Won! – Mindful Appreciation and Ambition

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one of the foundations of traditional mindfulness practice,  the healthy ambitions that we can generate from it and the particular type of resilience that it helps us to develop. For those interested, the upcoming workshop relating to this article quite closely is the Growing Your Mindful Freedom – […]

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Big Enough, Specific Enough (Dealing with spiky minds)

Dear Integral Meditators, What can you do when your mind feels spiky, insecure and uncomfortable? The article below explores a contemplative approach that involves working consciously with the scale of your mind. In case anyone missed it, you can see the schedule of live classes in May at Integral Meditation Asia HERE. In the spirit of […]

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Your Long Term Self-Confidence

You can build your confidence in the short term by surrounding yourself with the familiar and the known; by surrounding yourself with friends who are like you and affirm your world view; by doing something you are already good at; by staying with the job or activity that you know well; by acting in ways […]

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How to Mindfully Develop Your Self-Confidence

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below focuses on how you can develop the art of mindful self-confidence in a systematic, multi-faceted manner, I hope you enjoy it! Toby How to Mindfully Develop Your Self-Confidence Why focus on self-confidence? How many things in your life would you be doing differently if you were thinking and acting […]

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How Much Energy Should You Focus on Being Focused?

Dear Integral Meditators, What would the effect upon your life be if you spent even a short period of time each day developing your ability to focus your mind single pointedly on just one thing? The article below asks this question and encourages us to take up the practice of mindful focusing!If you enjoy the […]

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Acceptance & Forgiveness – The Difference

Dear Integral Meditators, In some situations it seems like we are faced with a choice of either forgiving and letting go of something difficult that has happened to us, or holding onto it and continuing to experience anger, grief and negativity about it. But is there a third option? The article below examines the relationship […]

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The Way to Deal With Feelings is to Feel

Dear Integral Meditators, Our relationship to our feelings is one of the dominant factors that determines our quality of life. The article below offers a few mindful pointers for how we can develop a good long term relationship to the way we feel, even in the face challenging and difficult emotions. Yours in the spirit […]

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Choosing to be on Your Own Side

Dear Integral Meditators, Are you for yourself or against yourself? This is one of the most productive mindfulness questions to ask yourself, every day. The article below explores how we can begin to truly be a force for ourself, every day. In the spirit of the power we find within ourselves, Toby Choosing to be on […]

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Mindful Work Effectiveness Secrets (From an Ex-Monk)

Dear Integral Meditators, Coming to the world of business from being a monk was not easy for me. The article below explains a bit about how I started to use what I had learned as a monk to become effective in my daily work as a business person running my own company. Yours in the […]

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