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Mindfulness for enhancing productivity & creativity in your work

“Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working.” – Henri Matisse   Dear Integral Meditators, “Productivity” is a word that always needs to be held in context to do well in my opinion. In this weeks article I explore seven mindful positions to improve your work and creative output (for me work and creativity are […]

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Why am I doing this? Mindfully self-regulating your energy

“Mindful self-regulation. When you are about to engage in an activity or a meditation, it’s good to be clear about which mode you are going to be in, and what the objective is. Are you trying to achieve something but expend energy, or trying to restore energy, or something that is a bit of both?” […]

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Happiness as acceptance?

“When you can accept life and aliveness, and bring it to your daily activities, and that this can have a transformative effect, even (and particularly) when you are facing something difficult” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores how happiness can be something that is accepted rather than strived for. Sometimes we are trying to […]

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Pre-disposing yourself for enjoyment (& being battle ready)

“To take hold of our enjoyment we need to be conscious enough to direct attention toward our opportunities for enjoyment, and be ready to work our way patiently through the obstacles to that” Dear Integral Meditators, Is your happiness and wellbeing an accident, or is it on purpose? The article below looks at how you […]

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Meditation & inner healing

“Sometimes simply to sit with the intention to look within and heal can be a powerful practice in itself. The journey to wholeness begins with mindful orientation around this”   Dear Integral Meditators, To be a meditator can be considered in a number of different ways, in my second article on the subject below we look at […]

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Adventuring with attention (What is a Meditator?)

  “Life is an adventure in the experience of being conscious. To meditate and to be a meditator is to engage in this experience full-bloodedly, with the intention to get the very most out of the opportunity” Dear Integral Meditators, To be a meditator can be considered in a number of different ways, in the article […]

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Dealing mindfully with worry and anxiety at work – Five positions

  “I trust and have confidence in my capability and ability to solve the problems that come up today”   Dear Integral Meditators, Its good to be specific about developing your applied mindfulness skills, this weeks article focuses on how to use mindfulness to deal with worry and anxiety at work. I hope you enjoy […]

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The illusion of evasion, distraction, suppression

“Evasion, distraction and suppression can make us feel like we are escaping our inner-problems in the very short term, but we pay a heavy long-term price. By facing, accepting and embracing our inner discomfort our efforts are rewarded with deep confidence as we gradually become more and more courageous” Dear Integral Meditators, Running away from […]

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The quickest way to de-stress

“The quickest way to de-stress…is to stop thinking about yourself“ Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is an ‘instant insight’ type piece, if you get it, a lot of good things follow! It also aims to give some context for the practice of dropping the self, it is designed to strengthen, not weaken our overall, […]

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Peace or victory?

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on mindfulness around conversations and arguments. we all know the expression “Do you want to be right or to be happy”, I explore a few of the nuances of this. This weeks Tuesday & Wednesday meditations are an exploration of this theme in combination with that of ‘engaged equanimity’, you […]

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