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Meditating on the Self

Connecting to higher, deeper emotions (Enjoying emotional resilience)

“What feeling tones are you going to enjoy today?” Dear Integral Meditators, Our day-to-day emotions often grind us down. Unless we are careful, this can be our main experience of emotions, which is an energy sapping experience! But emotions can also inspire us, and create energy in us. What if we were able to spend more time […]

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Finding fulfilment within the dissatisfying

“Meditation enables us to enjoy the ever changing and transforming world around and within us, whilst at the same time resting secure in an identity that is not subject to that change, that is reliable, solid and liberated” Dear Integral Meditators, My Tuesday & Wednesday  classes this week continue the theme of Meditation from the perspective of Zen, where we will […]

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What’s keeping me from relaxing in the present moment?

“If meditation is keeping our mind in the present moment, then a useful question to ask ourselves each day is: What is it within my experience of the present moment right now that I am resisting?” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article continues the Zen theme, exploring a counter-intuitive way of moving more deeply into […]

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Optimistic Stoicism

“There is a wonder in the continuous change that surrounds us. It invites us to notice that the ‘perfect happiness’ that we are seeing for may be hidden in plain sight, right amongst the present messy unfolding of our life today.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This year has been full of twists and turns. This […]

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Meditating with your parental self (& Breathing Masterclass this W-end)

“If we are already, or have aspirations to be an outer parent, needless to say the better our relationship to inner parenting we have, the more equipped we are to be a competent outer parent” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on how to start working with the psychological sub-personality known as the ‘inner […]

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Liberation from the seeking mind

“Stop seeking and practice arriving“ Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at meditation as a type of non-seeking through which you can find inner liberation. Its a practice that I enjoy tremendously myself! The Integral Mindfulness Program for Coaches, Counselors & Therapists in July is now no longer on a 20% early bird offer, but […]

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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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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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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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