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meditation and creativity

Meditation – The state of things

“As meditators we are trying to develop our capacity to shift from one state of mind to another consciously and deliberately, and be able to do so at will.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a fundamental way of understanding meditation, and how you can start applying it to your own practice. I […]

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Aspects of environmental meditation

“Sitting or walking, expanding your awareness to include the presence of the earth, moon, sun and stars” Dear Integral meditators, The article below explores environmental meditation, which is a real core of my own practice these days. If you enjoy the article, then I will be doing an Environmental meditation masterclass – Working consciously with the […]

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An undistracted mind

“At the end of the day one of the major keys to an undistracted mind is to commit to living your life on purpose!” Dear Integral Meditators, What do we mean by distraction? And how can we get better at living an undistracted life? The article below explores these questions in a practical way! In […]

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Meditating like a baby – Six breathing meditations

“Consciously make your breathing as soft, even and harmonious as you can, and your mind will settle more quickly in meditation” Dear Integral Meditators, Everyone knows that breathing is an important part of meditation, and there are many ways to do it. The article below explores six different techniques you can try, as well as how to […]

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Mindful of emotions: 2 short videos (& Summer solstice medi this weekend)

“Relax into your stress, rather than contracting away from it”  Dear Integral Meditators, Below are two short videos (1 minute each) on how to use mindfulness to increase your emotional intelligence, enjoy! A final reminder of this  Saturday’s online Emotional Intelligence Masterclass  in the afternoon, 3-5pm. On Sunday 21st, 6-7pm there will be the annual Summer solstice balancing […]

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Positive non-attachment (plus emotional intelligence & breathing masterclasses)

” To cultivate positive non-attachment is to create a kind of joyful, enthusiastic appreciation that is tempered by even-mindedness & equanimity” Dear Integral Meditators, I became a father again last week for the second time. Observing my experience, and trying to capture it made me think quite a lot about how our joys and sufferings are inextricably interlinked. […]

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Appreciating Uncertainty & Change – Wabi-Sabi Mindfulness

“Work creatively, appreciatively  with impermanence, imperfection, uncertainty in a way that invites curiosity and excitement (rather than debilitating anxiety)” Dear Integral Meditators, At the moment, we are going through a time of unprecedented uncertainty and change. The article below explores practical ways of responding mindfully and creatively to the challenge. I’ve called it “Wabi-sabi mindfulness”, […]

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Beginners mind recording (& New moon visualization sessions)

Dear Integral Meditators, Here is a 20 minute beginners mind meditation that I recently recorded. Actually it is morel like a beginners body, mind and heart meditation. In it we use the image of a new moon, and a new-born baby as a way to re-invigorate ourselves with new life and new possibilities. Enjoy! Its a great […]

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What are you imagining right now?

W “Notice and work with images that open up possibilities for you in the moment, and that invite fuller participation in your life!”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses upon conscious use of your imagination, and offers practical ways for you to start to work with what you notice going on there!This Saturday […]

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On mindful visualization & envisioning (And tree meditation recording)

Dear Integral Mediators, Wishing you a happy and fulfilling Wesak day! If you read this in time you are welcome to join us for the Online Wesak Meditation on Compassion tonight at 6.30pm Singapore time. This week’s newsletter features an 8 minute Tree visualization & envisioning form you can just click the link to listen! We will be exploring […]

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