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Meditation and Psychology

The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion

The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion I think of practicing kindness and compassion as like being on a tightrope, because there are many ways to ‘fall off’! To really practice them consistently and master them takes a lot of discipline and dedication. How can you fall off? It’s easy to practice kindness to others (and […]

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The Four Essential Stages to Transforming Negative Stress into Positive Energy

Dear Integral Meditators, What are the essential skills that you need in order to transform negative stress into positive energy? The article below is a summary of the fundamental skills needed to effect transformation. Yours transformatively, Toby The Four Essential Stages to Transforming Negative Stress into Positive Energy When you think of the word stress, […]

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Dreams, Meditation and Working with the Bright Side of Your Shadow

Hi Integral Meditators, The dreams and imagined images in our mind can be a powerful source of inspiration and growth. This weeks article looks at how we can go about capitalizing on positive dream and imaginary images that our mind produces by considering them in the light of our golden or bright shadow, or the […]

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How Can We Experience Integral Vision? (And a list of the free meditations posted for October)

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and the development of expanded states of awareness always needs to go hand in glove with psychological development and maturity. This weeks article  looks at one method I use in my coaching practice to help people (and myself, I do use it myself!) to develop a more mature psychological vision of […]

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Transforming Specific Aspects of Your Past Through Shadow Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope that you have had a good week that you feel has served your inner growth well! This weeks article explains an meditation practice that I really have something of a soft spot for, and that is of real practical value. Our past experience is constantly impacting our experience of the […]

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How Much Happiness Are You Prepared to Tolerate?

Dear Integral Meditators, What if happiness were easier than we think, and the only thing getting in the way was that we often find being happy profoundly uncomfortable? This weeks integral meditations article is in the form of a series of questions that invites us to look a bit deeper into the real causes of […]

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Are You Going With the Flow or Just Drifting With the Current?

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have had an interesting and insightful week, and that your life journey has been unfolding smoothly! This weeks article takes a look at the often quite subtle difference between going with the flow and drifting with the current in life. It is a subtle difference but a crucial one, […]

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When You Have to Go Against the Flow

Dear Integral Meditators, Life is not so tough when everything is flowing in the direction that you want it to, but what happens when you find yourself having to go against the flow of energy? This weeks article explores that space and how we can use meditation to help. In the article I use as […]

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What is the Quality of Your Calm?

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you’ve had a good week, our article this week is a follow on from last weeks “Four Types of Deep, Calm, Four Types of Dynamic Power“, and is a continued invitation investigate how you can integrate a deeper sense of calm in your life! I have posted a 10 minute MP3 recording of […]

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The Story of Your Breathing

Often times when we are taught to meditate on the breathing it is primarily as an exercise in concentration, and/or where we alter our breathing in some way in order to achieve a certain effect, such as relaxation. The technique I explain below is a free form method of working with the breathing that invites […]

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