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Meditation techniques

Finding ledges on the steep climb

W “During the day I practice ‘returning to a ledge’ several times, creating a safe, appreciative space where I can look after myself and also feel that the steep climb of my life is do-able, and that it is all worth it!” S Dear Toby,This weeks article describes an image that I have been using […]

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Key Practices for building mindful resilience

W “Mindful resilience is the capacity to remain actively aware, creatively productive, constantly learning, happy and effective in life and at work, even when faced with pressure, stress, and tension from both within our mind and from our external environment.” W Dear Integral MeditatorsThis weeks article is one that I’ve published in conjunction with The […]

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Mindfully working with your physical heart

W “The principle healing agent with mindfulness is always conscious awareness itself. But there are other emotional and mental healing agents that naturally start to flow in as a result of the primary act of conscious attention.” a Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article focuses on the physical heart as your object of mindful attention. Enjoy! In […]

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Taking the big picture view

W “One big source of stress and dis-ease in our life is that we often get caught in the small picture, the details of what we are doing or participating in. We lose our sense of the big picture, and the objectivity and balance that it gives us”  W Dear Integral Meditators, One ‘mindful position’ […]

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Meditation: Expanding your state-vocabulary

W “The discipline and art of the meditator is to keep yourself in a balanced, positive state of mind as much as possible as you go through the day, despite what obstacles may come up.”   W Dear Integal Meditators, What is meditation? How can we understand the principles of it, in order to practice it […]

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Letting your inner landscape come alive

C “When you turn and face the inner landscape of your mind, you start to see things about your inner self that are interesting and magical, and that unless you sat still and watched, you would never be aware of” C Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article invites you to see your inner world as […]

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Letting your mind come home to roost

W “Imagine your mind is like a bird that has been flying around busily from this place to that, never resting. Meditation is like that bird coming back to its nest, it’s home, to rest, to regenerate and gain strength.”  W Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article uses an image as its object of meditation, I […]

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Balancing your knowledge with wisdom (letting go)

K “Knowledge is learning something every day, wisdom is letting go of something every day” – Zen Proverb Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article explores how we can balace our accumulation of knowledge with the wisdom of letting go. Enjoy! Full details of all sessions in September are beneath the article. In the spirit of  wisdom, […]

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On appreciation, gratitude and impermanence

W “When you truly know what you have is transient, then you can short-circuit the natural tendency that we all have to take things for granted. This in turn gives us a powerful incentive to appreciate what we have, and make the most of it today.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a personal reflection […]

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Mindful of: Your tone of voice 

M Dear Integral Meditators, So much of our life is spent communicating, it’s definitely worthwhile investing out time, attention and intelligence to ´craft’ your messages and their tones wisely and benevolently. This weeks article explores some practical ways of doing this! Final reminder of this Saturdays  Practical introduction to Qi gong workshop, 9.30am-1pm, Tuesday meditation classes re-start next […]

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