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Meditating on the Self

Working with the ‘Big Dog’ of your shadow self (Building inner strength)

W “By making friends with the ‘big dog’ of your shadow, a lot of the difficult and challenging parts of yourself that previously you ran away from will cease to feel threatening to you.”  W Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses upon how you can build a positive relationship to your shadow self, and […]

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Getting comfortable in your own skin

W “We all want a place where we can feel ‘at home’. We can change house, town or country in order to feel more at home, but the one thing we cant change is our physical body. If we feel at home in our body, then wherever we are in life, we can ‘sit’ in […]

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Mindful of your inner artist (Being solar not lunar) article & video

W “The ‘mindful artist’ first of all notices that their thoughts, actions and interactions are creative, fundamentally. The next position they take is to choose to direct that creativity in a deliberate way so that s/he ‘creating’ the best things that they can in your life” W Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to become the ‘artist of your […]

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Combining your Beginners Mind & your Wise Mind (& early bird offer for Online Prog ends tomorrow)

W “There is an art to combining your beginners and experienced mind that will enable you to be successful in your chosen endeavors, as well as derive more pleasure and enjoyment from them”  W Dear Integral Meditators, As we sit in between the Western new year and the Chinese Lunar year, it can be an interesting time […]

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Allowing & Participating – Rethinking ‘being in control’

W “By mindfully combining allowing and participating we can control things better, without feeling the need to be so ‘in control” M  Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a couple of practical thoughts on how to re-frame our idea of being in control in a way that means less stress and more effectiveness. This weeks Wednesday […]

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Letting your inner landscape come alive

C “When you turn and face the inner landscape of your mind, you start to see things about your inner self that are interesting and magical, and that unless you sat still and watched, you would never be aware of” C Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article invites you to see your inner world as […]

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From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood

W Dear Toby, What is it going to take for men to thrive in their maleness in toady’s world? The article below some practical reflections on this! In the spirit of  benevolent manhood, Toby   From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood What (or where) is the path of men in today’s world? We […]

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On appreciation, gratitude and impermanence

W “When you truly know what you have is transient, then you can short-circuit the natural tendency that we all have to take things for granted. This in turn gives us a powerful incentive to appreciate what we have, and make the most of it today.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a personal reflection […]

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Four mindful questions, four times a year

B Dear Integral Meditators, Asking questions to yourself mindfully and reflectively, without hurrying, can be a very useful way of resetting your energy, and moving forward with greater clarity and purpose. The article below outlines four that I ask strategically during the year. If you enjoy the article, you can join me in working with […]

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Self-acceptance – You are not the enemy!

z “Self-acceptance involves the ability to hold ourselves lightly and playfully…well-practised, self-acceptance leads to self-empowerment and enjoyment, not resignation!”  w  w Dear Toby The state of self-acceptance is a major asset to our wellbeing. The article below explores some pointers for beginning your own mindful exploration of self-acceptance. If you enjoy it, then it will […]

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