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Content but never Satisfied

Dear Integral Meditators, Superficially, it seems like contentment and dis-satisfaction are either/or states of mind, you are either in one or other of them. But what if it were possible to combine the positive expression of  both into a single mindset? The article below explores a mindful method for doing just that! Live in Singapore […]

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The Fundamental Game of Mindfulness – Three Stages

Dear Integral Meditators, You will never be able to entirely control what happens in your life. In fact, sometimes you may feel that you are not in control of your life at all. However, you do have control of the way in which you pay attention to what you experience. Engaged mindfulness is all about […]

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Four Positions for Wrestling with your Dark Angels

Dear Integral Meditators, When you find yourself wrestling with difficult or challenging mind-states, what mindfulness practices can you actually ‘do’ that will make a difference? The article below investigates four practical ‘mindful positions’ that you can start working with. For those in Singapore, we will be exploring these positions in the Tuesday & Wednesdayevening classes, and doing related […]

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Solve no problem (& leave no problem unsolved)

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you reduce your stress and anxiety at the same time as becoming more effective at solving your problems? The article below explores a practical mindful perspective on this… For those in Singapore, a final reminder of this Saturday morning’s workshop– The Six Qi Gong Healing sounds: Qi gong For Self-Healing and […]

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The art of developing a mindfully thick skin

Dear Integral Meditators, As you may know the expression ‘having a thick skin’ refers to being psychologically strong enough not to be hurt by the insults of others. The article below explores how we can develop a ‘mindfully thick skin’ & combine the benefits of being mentally strong with being emotionally sensitive and open. Enjoy! […]

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Asserting Positive Selfishness

Dear Integral Meditators, For most people the word ‘selfish’ has exclusively negative connotations. The article below explores the important idea of ‘positive selfishness’ & how using it mindfully is a really important life-skill! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Asserting Positive Selfishness What is positive selfishness? Positive selfishness is the recognition that you have […]

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Am I happier now than when I was a Buddhist Monk? (Repetition and inner growth)

Dear Integral Meditators, How much do you value your happiness? How much of it is in your hands, as opposed to fate? How much effort does it really take to become consistently happy in the way you ‘want’ to be? In the article below I share some of my own story and experience on this […]

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Nurturing your natural intelligence and natural dignity

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the most important & enjoyable benefits of being mindful is accessing what I call your natural intelligence & natural dignity. The article below explores how to understand & develop these two skills experientially. In the spirit of natural dignity, Toby PS:  For those in Singapore, tonight’s and Wednesday evenings meditation […]

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Liberating your Personal Power

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is another from my archives. It used to be on my ‘mental fitness blog’ when I had it. Apart from a few tweaks, it is the same, as I still agree with what I wrote (Nice when that happens!) If you can understand intelligibly what personal power is, then […]

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Closing the gap between what you think, say and do

Dear Integral Meditators, Do your thoughts, speach and actions match up, or is there a gap between them? The article below offers some thoughts on mindfully aligning these different aspects of ourself, and why we should be interested in doing so! In the spirit of integration, Toby Closing the gap between what you think, say […]

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