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Natural Happiness

Dear Integral Meditators, To be a meditator means to get in touch with your natural happiness. The article below explains something of what I mean by this. Yours in the spirit of natural happiness, Toby Natural Happiness I feel happy because… A common tactic and one that I use myself for becoming happier is simply […]

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Intending, Abiding, Determining – Three Aspects of Effective Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, If you want to be good at something, then you need to have a clear model around which you base your attempts to improve. The article below explains a very simple three stage model that you can apply to your meditation practice to improve its effectiveness. In the spirit of deeper competence […]

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For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment)

Dear Integral Meditators, Can your practice of non-attachment be joyful? Can you be joyful without clinging tightly to the things that make you happy? The article below explores how you can start… Yours in the spirit of the joyfully non-attached, Toby For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment) In the Buddhist practice that I […]

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Big Enough, Specific Enough (Dealing with spiky minds)

Dear Integral Meditators, What can you do when your mind feels spiky, insecure and uncomfortable? The article below explores a contemplative approach that involves working consciously with the scale of your mind. In case anyone missed it, you can see the schedule of live classes in May at Integral Meditation Asia HERE. In the spirit of […]

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Your Tree of Personal Inspiration

Dear Integral Meditators, As an artist and a meditator, I have a healthy appreciation of the power of the imagination to affect the way we expereince our reality in very real and tangible ways. The article below explores a fun and imaginative method to receive inspiration through meditation and visalization. Enjoy! The program of events […]

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How Much Energy Should You Focus on Being Focused?

Dear Integral Meditators, What would the effect upon your life be if you spent even a short period of time each day developing your ability to focus your mind single pointedly on just one thing? The article below asks this question and encourages us to take up the practice of mindful focusing!If you enjoy the […]

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The Absence of Resolution

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens if instead of trying to solve your problems all the time you simply try and experience them mindfully?  The article below explores this idea and practice. Final reminder that the special offer on the online course ‘The six stages of love – romantic love as a path to healing and […]

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Happiness is Getting What You Want?

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the idea of mindfulness in relations to our wants and desires and how being mindful of what we want can make a huge difference in relation to our personal happiness. Yours in the spirit of getting what you really want, Toby Happiness is Getting What You Want? What […]

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The Mind in the Heart

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the idea and experience of the heart as a mind, and how to listen to it mindfully. I have found it a really important practice for getting and staying in contact with my inner self. Yours in the spirit of the heart-mind, Toby The Mind in the Heart […]

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A Mind Like Water

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the challenging things about meditation and a mind of meditation is that you have to have experience of it in order to ‘get it’. Thus for those who have not experienced it, it can seem very abstract. This is where using images comes in handy, as the image itself can […]

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