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Meditating on the Self

Spiritual Fear, Spiritual Courage

Hi Everyone, When you think of spiritual courage what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Likewise, what does the idea of spiritual fear conjure up in your mind. This weeks article is a contemplation on both spiritual fear and spiritual courage, and how we can start to deal with spiritual fear by […]

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Recognizing Three Types of Fear, Meditating on three Types of Courage

Dear Toby, Many of the daily challenges we face require dealing with a certain degree of fear, and generating an appropriate degree of courage. The article that I have written below tries to place fear and courage in a particular framework which will help people think about how they can start dealing with fear and consciously […]

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The Key to Dealing with Stress, the Challenge of Dealing with Anxiety

Dear All, How are you? This weeks article looks at the perennial themes of stress and anxiety, and takes what I think is a relatively new or at least novel approach to the issues that you may find interesting! Yours in the spirit of an appropriate relationship to stress and anxiety, Toby The Key to […]

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Finding Permanence Within the Impermanent and Fulfillment Within the Dissatisfying

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the main qualities that I teach in my “Mind of Ease” meditation classes is that really core to the “Ease” is to learn to identify aspects of our moment to moment experience that are permanent, solid and reliable. In the article below I explore this theme, I hope you enjoy it! Yours […]

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Three Levels of Self, Three Levels of Focus-in-Time

Dear Everyone, Meditation practice encourages us to keep asking the question “who am I?” and to continue to bring awareness to the different aspects of self that we become aware of as we continue to ask this question. This weeks article looks at three different aspects of self, and how we can start to use […]

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The Three Stages of Non Dual Meditation

Dear Everyone, At the end of this weeks article below, you will see a reference to something called Integral  Meditation Asia, I will be writing a separate message to you about this later in the week, as it is a new project that I have been working on over the last month or so. In the mean […]

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Meditation, the Salt Analogy and How Our Self-Sense Changes as Our Meditation Practice Evolves

The salt analogy is this; if you put a teaspoon in a cup of water, stir it in and then taste it, it tastes horrible. However, if you take a bucket of water, stir a teaspoon full of salt into it and then take a sip of it, it will still taste basically ok. In […]

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Going From Deluded Pride to Divine Pride

What is deluded pride? Deluded pride is quite simply a view of ourself that considers us to be more important or significant than we actually are. It causes us a lot of pain because when we are filled with pride we are vulnerable to the criticisms of others and to our own insecurities (indeed deluded pride […]

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Compassion as Wealth

  Gaining the Inner Wealth of Compassion Compassion is a foundational building block of our inner wealth and peace of mind. However, it can be a difficult quality to improve consistently over time. In this article I look at three reasons why it can be difficult to keep developing our compassion sustainably, and three ways that […]

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Tapping into the Ever Present Abundance of Happiness

Hi Toby, This weeks article looks at how we can find an ever present abundance of happiness “right under our nose” so to speak. I really believe that a practice like this only gets more important and more relevant as our planet becomes ever more crowded and interconnected, and the need for us all to “think as […]

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