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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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Six Types of Inner Stillness

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the topic of stillness and how we can cultivate it, both in general and specifically in meditation. Even when we are busy, there is  a certain stillness present in each moment of our life that we can tap into if we know how! For those interested in the Meditations […]

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The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion

The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion I think of practicing kindness and compassion as like being on a tightrope, because there are many ways to ‘fall off’! To really practice them consistently and master them takes a lot of discipline and dedication. How can you fall off? It’s easy to practice kindness to others (and […]

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Four Zen Meditations

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on practical Zen exercises based around more or less well known quotes that are in the spirit of Zen. The nice thing about all of them is that they are great simplifiers of the mind, and realeasers of our natural intelligence. Yours in the spirit of Zen, Toby […]

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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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Small Focused Mind, Big Open Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, There are two easy things that you can do to start supporting your meditation practice whilst engaged in your daily life. This weeks article outlines what they are and how you can start implementing them. I have created another three minute video this week entitled “When is a problem really a problem; the […]

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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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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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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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Three Types of Attention: Neutral, Constructive and Catalytic

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope this weeks newsletter finds you well, and that you have had a good week. The meditation and mindfulness article in this weeks edition of the integral meditations newsletter looks at the quality of our attention and the effect that it can have on our enjoyment of life or not. I’ve […]

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