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Meditation and Psychology

Your Attention as Your Object of Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, The theme of this week’s integral meditations article is quite simple, but at the same time often difficult to do. It is this; if you can control your attention then you can control the way in which you experience your life. We can’t always choose the way our life turns out, but we always have […]

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Love as the Journey Towards Wholeness; Three Awareness Perspectives

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have had a good week, the last few weeks for me seem to have been a period of adjustment making on different levels, and challenges that reflect those adjustments. Of course adjustments, changes and the challenges that go with them are all a fundamental part of the fabric of […]

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Yoga and Meditation Should Make You More Peaceful Right? (Reflecting on Kundalini Awakening)

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on the issues arising from the increased power that can come from meditation and yoga practice, in particular looking at the effects kundalini can have our consciousness. I think this is an important area to be aware of in terms of negotiating it appropriately, and recognizing that it as a […]

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Four Levels of Integrated Compassion and How to Practise Them

Dear Integral Meditators, As it is the Easter weekend I thought it might be nice to continue the theme of compassion from last week’s article, but this time look at four types and levels of compassion that, if we understand them can help us to develop our compassion in an integrated and holistic way. In the […]

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Re-Contextualizing Our Biological Fear

Dear Toby, This weeks article looks at biological fear, and how we can work to mindfully re-direct its functioning in our mind so that it is working for us rather than against us in our life. This re-directing of our biological fear and learning to relax into a mind of safety and ease is one of the topics […]

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Emotional Detachment, Emotional Repression – The Difference

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a basic skill for anyone wanting to develop a healthy and harmonious consciousness; the ability to avoid repressing emotion when trying to detach from it! As you can see below I have included a couple of basic diagrams to try and help with the explanation, hopefully you’ll find that they help […]

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Four Types of Mindful Coaching Conversation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one basic integral coaching model that I use both in my own coaching work and for my personal inner growth, it is simple by it has a lot of depth and nuance to explore. The main meditation classes and course for March are the ongoing Shadow Meditation Classes, and the three […]

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Soft Forms of Psychic Self Defence

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at some somewhat counter-intuitive forms of inner psychic defence, which I hope you will enjoy and be able to relate to. Yours in the spirit of strength in softness, Toby   Soft forms of Psychic Self-Defence  Normally when we think of psychic self-defence, both in the sense of defence from […]

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On Real Men, Daffodils and Chihuahuas

Dear All, This weeks article looks at ways in which we can encourage ourselves to get out of the ‘ordinary appearances’ that so often prevent us from living a full and vibrant life. Quick reminder of this coming Wednesday’s  “Introduction to Meditation From the Perspective of Zen” . There are maybe three or four places left, so if […]

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The Inner Sharks of the Mind

This weeks article takes an example from nature as a way of gaining insight on how to deal with the disturbances in our mind that we might normally try and run away from. Sometimes an image really does speak a thousand words, and I find this particular image very helpful in both dealing with my […]

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