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Meditation and Psychology

The Gifts & wounds of Our Ancestors

Dear Integral Meditators, Happy Samhain & All Hallows eve (aka Haloween) everyone! Its a great time to sit down & do a bit of reflection on our genertic & spiritual ancestors. The article below offers a few pointers for gentle contemplation. Those in Singapore, if you fancy doing a meditation on the subject then do […]

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The art of developing a mindfully thick skin

Dear Integral Meditators, As you may know the expression ‘having a thick skin’ refers to being psychologically strong enough not to be hurt by the insults of others. The article below explores how we can develop a ‘mindfully thick skin’ & combine the benefits of being mentally strong with being emotionally sensitive and open. Enjoy! […]

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Asserting Positive Selfishness

Dear Integral Meditators, For most people the word ‘selfish’ has exclusively negative connotations. The article below explores the important idea of ‘positive selfishness’ & how using it mindfully is a really important life-skill! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Asserting Positive Selfishness What is positive selfishness? Positive selfishness is the recognition that you have […]

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Am I happier now than when I was a Buddhist Monk? (Repetition and inner growth)

Dear Integral Meditators, How much do you value your happiness? How much of it is in your hands, as opposed to fate? How much effort does it really take to become consistently happy in the way you ‘want’ to be? In the article below I share some of my own story and experience on this […]

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Applying the Three C’s of Engaged Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘three C’s’ are three qualities you can apply to your mindfulness practice to make it more engaged, effective & creative. In the article below I explain how to begin… If you like the article & are in Singapore, we will be working with these 3 C’s in tonight’s Tuesday class, as well […]

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Enlightenment as a chase

Dear Integral Meditators, Its possible you might think of enlightenment as a process of sitting down, going within and finding your inner peace. But what if it were a chase where you had to run, jump, be alert, be fast, be awake? The article below explores this possibility! In the spirit of the chase, Toby […]

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The web of time & the intuitive present

Dear Integral Meditators, We normally think about time as being in a straight line, running from past to present to future. but what it it were more like a web? The article below investigates how we can begin to meditate on the web of time, and the intuitive present that is its gateway. In the […]

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Nurturing your natural intelligence and natural dignity

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the most important & enjoyable benefits of being mindful is accessing what I call your natural intelligence & natural dignity. The article below explores how to understand & develop these two skills experientially. In the spirit of natural dignity, Toby PS:  For those in Singapore, tonight’s and Wednesday evenings meditation […]

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Liberating your Personal Power

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is another from my archives. It used to be on my ‘mental fitness blog’ when I had it. Apart from a few tweaks, it is the same, as I still agree with what I wrote (Nice when that happens!) If you can understand intelligibly what personal power is, then […]

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Trap of wishing you were somewhere else

Dear Integral Meditators, Whilst on holiday I’ve been looking through some old articles for a ‘mental fitness’ website I used to have that now no longer exists. This weeks articles is one of those that I enjoyed re-reading and editing a little. The original full title was ‘Why you need to commit to what is […]

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