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Meditation and Psychology

Is calmer always better?

Dear Integral Meditators, Is the goal of meditation and mindfulness always to make you calmer? The article below considers this question from a number of angles that are important to consider in our day to day practice… In the spirit of dynamic calm, Toby For those in Singapore, this weeks Tuesday & Wednesday class will be meditating […]

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Witnessing like the Sun

Dear Integral Meditators, Taking a position as an observer or witness is a fundamental position that we practice when being mindful, but can it make us too cold and detached? The article below explores this theme, and how to build an integrated and balanced witnessing practice. For those in Singapore, this evening’s  Wednesday class will be […]

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What happens when you take a mindful pause?

Dear Integral Meditators, Where are the places in your day where you could start taking a mindful pause, and what might the results and benefits be? The article below offers a practical reflection on this… For those in Singapore, this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s class will be on the Four ‘lessnesses’ of enlightenment, which should be fun. Also, heads up […]

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Mindfully building your mental & emotional resilience 1 – The cycle of mindful positivity

Dear Integral Meditators, How can we make our minds and emotions more resilient? One method is to build our store of strengths and positivity. The article below explores a simple, practical method of  going about doing this…. For those in Singapore, Summer solstice meditation tonight, Wednesday at 7.30pm! In the spirit of emotional & mental resilience, Toby […]

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Turning frustration into motivation

Dear Integral Meditators, Frustration & friction are experiences we normally consider undesirable, but what if there were a way that we could start to take advantage of them? The article below considers how we might start to do this… In the spirit of motivation, Toby Turning frustration into motivation Last week I was feeling frustrated […]

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Mindfully balancing positive thinking with healthy realism (Steering clear of cynicism and the Pollyanna complex)

Dear Integral Meditation Asia, Is it possible to balance positive thinking with healthy, critical realism? The article below explores some mindful pointers for doing both, together in a mutually supporting manner. The class schedule for June is out, see the schedule below the article. It includes Practical meditations for spiritual awakening , an Integral meditation & mindful walking retreat […]

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Meditation – Life as a positive mindfulness game

Dear Integral meditators, What if meditation was not something so much that you sit down and ‘do’each day as a way of paying attention to your world? The article below looks at this idea in a practical way. Wishing you all a blessed Wesak day and full moon in Scorpio! Toby PS: For those in […]

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Mindfully building a resilient relationship to yourself – Three levels

Dear Integral Meditators, Over the year I’ve observed that the better my relationship to myself, the more enjoyable my life is, and the more things start to fall in place naturally in their own time for me. The article below explores how to build a healthy relationship to yourself using mindfulness. In the spirit of […]

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How to mindfully thrive with today’s stress (safety & fear)

Dear Integral Meditators, Integral mindfulness & meditation aims to create positive relationships between different elements of our mind, so that they can support each other and help us become more resilient. The article below uses safety/ease & fear/anxiety as a practical example. In the spirit of resilience, Toby PS: This weeks live stuff in Singapore; […]

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‘Linear breathing’ – De-fragmenting your flow of time

Integral Meditators, Mindfulness could be thought of in some ways as a de-fragmentation process for your mind and attention. the article below explores how, specifically with reference to our sense of time. In the spirit of de-fragmentation, Toby PS: Final call for those in Singapore for Meditations for creating a mind of ease, relaxed concentration and positive […]

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