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Mindfulness

The ordinary and the unexceptional (the everyday, the unremarkable)

Dear Integral Meditators, When does striving for something special get in the way of our attempts to be mindful? This weeks article explores this theme. In the spirit of the journey, Toby The ordinary and the unexceptional (the everyday, the unremarkable) One of the challenges that we often face finding peace of mind through mindfulness […]

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Allowing your mind to be messy

Dear Integral Meditators, Often when we need most to be mindful is often the time when we feel like doing it the least. The article below explains a method of being mindful that you can use when your mind and life are at their most chaotic and mindfulness seems most difficult! In the spirit of […]

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The yoga of limitation and choice

Dear Integral Meditation, Is choice always a good thing for us? How can we use limitation to our advantage? The article below looks at how we can use mindfulness to approach both choice and limitation with confidence… In the spirit of the journey, Toby The yoga of limitation and choice The yoga of limitation and […]

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Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river

Dear Toby, Building inner flexibility and mobility are really core parts of an integrated mindfulness practice, in the article below I explain two core practices for building mindful mobility. In the spirit of mindful perspective taking, Toby Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river (& from self to other) One of the fundamental […]

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Calm abiding, beautiful breathing (Inner air conditioning)

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if you were able to focus your mind in a state of calm abiding at will, or at least more often? This weeks article explores this theme and how you can start developing this skill today! In the spirit of the strength of calm, Toby Calm abiding, beautiful breathing […]

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Mindfulness of feelings – The principle of flow

Dear Integral Meditators, In my writings on mindfulness I speak quite a lot about the principle of flow. In the article below I explore it with regard to mindfulness of our feelings, and how to create a healthy, self-cleansing emotional body by using a simple image and exercise. In the spirit of the flowing river, […]

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Lazy compassion

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is about how to use mindfulness to be as ergonomic as possible in the development of your deepest compassionate potential. In the spirit of our naturally compassionate awareness, Toby Lazy compassion (compassion & care through awareness) I was doing mindfulness coaching with some executives last week. At one point […]

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Mindful concentration in an age of distraction

Dear Integral Meditators, How can we build our mindful concentration when oftentimes we find ourselves in environments that encourage us to do the opposite? The article below offers a structure for us to get started! In the spirit of mindful concentration, Toby Mindful concentration in an age of distraction In an age where we are […]

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Moving From Being a Consumer to a Producer

Dear Integral Meditators, Is your life a product of your own creative and independent thinking, or is it merely a pastiche of the ideas that you have received from others around you? Possibly it is a mixture of both. This weeks article examines the idea of the ‘mindful producer’ and how we can start to […]

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Witnessing – Being That Which is Not

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it really mean to ‘be the mindful witness?’ and why is it useful to us? This weeks article seeks to answer these questions in a practical way. For those in Singapore, last call for the upcoming workshop: Saturday April 30th, 2.30-5.30pm – Mindful Self Confidence: Developing your self-confidence, self-belief & self-trust through […]

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