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Five Steps To Creating Your Own Meditation Objects

W Dear Integral Meditators, Is it possible to create your own, personal objects of meditation, your own ‘mindful vocabulary’? The article below explores how you can start doing exactly that, today! In the spirit of creative awareness, Toby Five steps to creating your own meditation objects (Building your own mindful vocabulary) For me meditation is […]

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Goodwill as your object of mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, How much more warmth, benevolence & emotional richness can you bring into your life through simple acts of attention? The answer is a lot, as I explore in the article on goodwill below… In the spirit of warm attention, Toby   Goodwill as your object of mindfulness With all the anxiety and […]

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The what, why & how of mindful attention

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you start to pay attention to the way in which you are paying attention? The articles below explores this topic! In the spirit of mindful attention, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore we shall be doing a class on mindful attention & awareness tomorrow, Wednesday evening. And last […]

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Breaking the cycle of negative stress with compassion

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the relationship between your stress and your compassion? If you brought a bit more mindful compassion to bear upon your stress, what might change? The article below explores these questions. Enjoy! In the spirit of compassion, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore we shall be doing a class on […]

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Mindfully ‘eating’ your thoughts

Dear Integral Meditators, There are three ways in which we can use our mind in order to ‘digest’ our thoughts and experiences. The article below explores how we can use mindfulness to consciously integrate these three into our daily life, so that they are supporting each other, and helping us to enhance the quality of […]

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Mindfully dancing between doing and being (the four stages of engaged mindfulness)

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is a process that can be equally applied to dynamic action and contemplative reflection. The article below explores how you can combine active and passive forms of mindfulness into a four stage ‘engaged mindfulness’ practice. Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming Lunar new year of the Rooster! Toby […]

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Finding inner strength through softness

Dear Integral Meditators, I’ve had a couple of conversations this week with friends and clients about how much effort it is to meditate and still the mind. The article below explores how to work on stilling the mind with as little effort as possible, using the softness of the body. In the spirit of softness, […]

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Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’)

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the image of the sharpened blade, and its relevance to the practice of integrated mindfulness. In the spirit of the blade of the mind, Toby Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’) ‘Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.’ – Tao Te Ching chapter 9 The fear […]

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How to do walking meditation (plus free ‘Mindful moments’ video course)

Dear Integral Meditators, This week’s post has two components. The second is a series of five free videos for you to follow along to that I did with the Movement for modern life yoga website in the summer. The first is an article on how to do walking meditation. In the spirit of mindfulness in […]

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The resilience of gentleness

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think about inner strength and resilience, what sort of qualities come to mind? This weeks article is one that I wrote at the beginning of 2015, observing how strength can be mindfully derived from cultivating a connection to gentleness. For those in Singapore, final call for Saturday afternoons workshop on Mindful Resilience […]

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