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Life-fullness

Creating your own “Circle of the wise”

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on a creative meditation that I’ve done in various forms for many years. Next weeks Tuesday & Wednesday sessions are Wesak Full Moon Meditations, which contain a variant of this meditation in it. In the spirit of the wise, Toby       Creating your own “Circle of the wise” […]

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Taking the weight off your chest (Transforming sadness)

“Running from difficult emotions is a way of coping with them, turning and facing them is a way of learning to thrive off them” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks Tuesday & Wednesday evening classes will be on transforming sadness and connecting to courage, which is the subject of the article below. The article also touches on some of the […]

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Smiling meditation & your psychosomatic health

“The essential skill we are developing with the smiling meditation is to generate positive mental and emotional energy, then direct it into the physical body for the purposes of emotional and physical healing” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores one of a main technique for physical and emotional healing; the smiling meditation. The article also […]

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Meditating with your child-self

“Our inner child is important because it connects us to our creativity, our emotional health and spontaneity, our playfulness and vitality. Do you remember how much energy you had as a child!” Dear Integral Meditators, If you enjoy this weeks article and are a parent, then do check out my  Mindful Parenting – Practical Techniques for […]

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A wheel spinning  out of balance

“In order to find consistent balance we have to work consciously to adjust to changeability and imperfection. We have to be ready and expect life’s wobbles and curve balls!” Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to have a conscious and balanced approach to life’s imperfections and messiness, and how can we implement this approach […]

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Resilience thru acceptance – matching your expectation with your reality

“The tension between our expectation and our reality, unless addressed continuously wears down our energy and resilience in a way that is absolutely avoidable” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday classes will be meditations on resilience. In the article below I give some practical pointers for developing resilience by learning to match your expectations with your reality. […]

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Big-hearted, luminous kindness

 “Extending kindness to yourself has a healing effect on your body, heart and mind. Extending it to others creates positive connection on all sorts of levels. Going deeper into meditation with kindness enables us to contact a luminous dimension of our consciousness that is one half of the enlightened state.” Dear Integral Mindfulness, This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday classes will […]

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Mental mastery – Re-discovering joy in your thinking

Dear Integral Meditators, Everyone deserves the ability to take joy in and feel enthusiasm around their mind and thinking, but its a treasure that we have to hunt for and cultivate, not something we are handed on a plate. This weeks article gives a range of practical pointers to build a greater degree of mental […]

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Representing your values – Mindful self-trust 

“The more we are able to access the innate feeling of trusting ourself, the more relaxed and confident we will then tend to feel about our ability to represent our values consistently and capably; we feel we are in integrity with ourself.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at self-trust as a quality we […]

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Overcoming passivity

  “Part of the benefit of an engaged mindfulness practice is that, because we are more centered, we tend to feel less intimidated by our challenges, and by the anxiety that they stimulate within us.” Dear Toby, Mindfulness, well practiced should make us calmer, but not more passive. In the article below I explore a […]

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