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Mindful Resilience

Baseballs or confetti?

Dear Integral Meditators, If you were to learn to deal with your suffering in life, what might start to happen to your access to rapture and joy? The article below explores this question in a practical way… In the spirit of baseballs and confetti, Toby ​Baseballs of confetti?  The truth of suffering One of the […]

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Simple, or aware, or positive, or creative

Dear  Integral Meditators, In this weeks article I outline four ways of paying attention that, if you get really good at will render you largely impervious to intimidation from any of the current challenges in your life. Enjoy! Beneath that you will see the program of events for September, the next weekend event being this […]

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Two fundamental mindfulness and meditation questions

Dear  Integral Meditators, What are important questions that you can use to greatly improve your meditation and mindfulness practice, whatever level you are at? The article below offers two… Final reminder of the Effortless effort insight meditation series starting tomorrow and Wednesday evening, and for those in Singapore the Language of the Shadow workshop this Saturday!In the spirit of mindful […]

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The calm of solidity – Four mindful techniques

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘calmness of solidity’ means the calmness that can be discovered through the solidity and physicality of your body. In the article below I outline four ways that you can cultivate it both formally and informally to increase the level of your own dynamic calm, which is to say your own ability […]

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Giving your heart whole (Creating a ‘high functioning’ heart)

Dear Integral Meditators, In order to get the most out of life, you have to give yourself whole heartedly to it without holding back. But what happens when you give yourself whole heartedly to a person, a project or a cause, and you get hurt, abused, rejected or taken advantage of? This weeks article offers […]

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Four functional purposes of moving into stillness

Dear Integral Meditators, Why bother continuing to cultivate stillness and reduced thinking through meditation? The article below considers four compelling reasons to keep you motivated! In the spirit of stillness, Toby Live in Singapore this week: At this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s meditation class we will be focusing on self awareness though meditation, all welcome! If your looking to give your […]

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‘Going through the motions’ as a mindfulness tool

Dear Integral Meditators, You may have heard or even experienced how mindfulness makes you more productive and increases your potential for success, but how does this actually work in practice? The article below gives a practical example… In the spirit of quiet power, Toby PS: Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes this week is the Spring Equinox […]

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What is spiritual practice? And why bother engaging in it?

Dear Integral Meditators, Back in 2010 I did a course on ‘Essential Spirituality’. Below are some edited notes on what spirituality is, and what having your own spiritual practice offers you in terms of  value. It also has a practical meditation at the end that you can start working with! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening […]

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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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