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Meditation and Psychology

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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Bare attention – developing your inner ‘bird-watcher’

Dear Integral Meditators, Some meditation and mindfulness practices get more complex as we become better at them. Others stay simple, but continue to grow in depth. The practice of bare attention explained below is an example of the latter, a simple practice that stays simple, but grows in depth. In the spirit of mindful observation, […]

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Technology & why mindfulness is now a necessary skill

Dear Integral Meditators, You may have noticed that mindfulness has really caught the public eye over the last few years. One reason for this is that it really is custom-made to help us negotiate the demands of the technological age in a healthier manner. The article below considers why. Beneath the article to will see […]

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On boredom, creativity & ‘mindful fishing’

Dear Integral Meditators, How can being mindful of our boredom make us more creative and enhance the quality of our life? The article below considers the answer to this question in a practical way. In the spirit of ‘mindful fishing’, Toby PS: New schedule of live classes and workshops is out, check out the list below […]

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The warmth of non-judgment

Dear Integral Meditators, How can we integrate the practice of non-judgment into our life in a way that really makes a difference? The article below explores this theme… In the spirit of the journey, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore we will be meditating on non-judgmental awareness in class this Tuesday and Wednesday evening The […]

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Goodwill as your object of mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, How much more warmth, benevolence & emotional richness can you bring into your life through simple acts of attention? The answer is a lot, as I explore in the article on goodwill below… In the spirit of warm attention, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore do scroll down after the article […]

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