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Mindful Resilience

Connecting to higher, deeper emotions (Enjoying emotional resilience)

“What feeling tones are you going to enjoy today?” Dear Integral Meditators, Our day-to-day emotions often grind us down. Unless we are careful, this can be our main experience of emotions, which is an energy sapping experience! But emotions can also inspire us, and create energy in us. What if we were able to spend more time […]

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Aimlessness – The broken arrow

“Practiced in balance, the aimless life and the ‘on purpose’ life are complementary and mutually enhancing polarities within our mindfulness practice” Dear Toby, Much of meditation is about learning to appreciate spaces and absences as much as objects and things. This weeks article is an invitation to discover the value of an aimless life, with all that […]

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What’s keeping me from relaxing in the present moment?

“If meditation is keeping our mind in the present moment, then a useful question to ask ourselves each day is: What is it within my experience of the present moment right now that I am resisting?” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article continues the Zen theme, exploring a counter-intuitive way of moving more deeply into […]

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Optimistic Stoicism

“There is a wonder in the continuous change that surrounds us. It invites us to notice that the ‘perfect happiness’ that we are seeing for may be hidden in plain sight, right amongst the present messy unfolding of our life today.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This year has been full of twists and turns. This […]

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Liberation from the seeking mind

“Stop seeking and practice arriving“ Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at meditation as a type of non-seeking through which you can find inner liberation. Its a practice that I enjoy tremendously myself! The Integral Mindfulness Program for Coaches, Counselors & Therapists in July is now no longer on a 20% early bird offer, but […]

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Transforming worry to wise concern

“Cultivate feelings of confidence and self-trust around your problems, and think about them from this position, rather than intimidation and rumination” Dear Integral Meditators, What would it take to transform your worrying to wise concern? This weeks article explores a few practical pointers! Full details of all sessions in June are below, as well as […]

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Smiling to your inner organs meditation recording

Dear Toby, This week’s offering is a guided meditation recording of a technique called Smiling to your inner organs. It is a traditional Taoist/ Qi gong meditation technique where you learn to: Use your meditative focus to send healthy, regenerative energy to your internal organs, in order to restore their balance and health By restoring […]

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Taking the weight off your chest (Transforming sadness)

“Running from difficult emotions is a way of coping with them, turning and facing them is a way of learning to thrive off them” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks Tuesday & Wednesday evening classes will be on transforming sadness and connecting to courage, which is the subject of the article below. The article also touches on some of the […]

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Smiling meditation & your psychosomatic health

“The essential skill we are developing with the smiling meditation is to generate positive mental and emotional energy, then direct it into the physical body for the purposes of emotional and physical healing” Dear Integral Meditators, An entirely new series of meditation sessions this week, Tues/Wednesday 4th/5th May –Meditations for physical, emotional & environmental health & regeneration – A […]

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A wheel spinning  out of balance

“In order to find consistent balance we have to work consciously to adjust to changeability and imperfection. We have to be ready and expect life’s wobbles and curve balls!” Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to have a conscious and balanced approach to life’s imperfections and messiness, and how can we implement this approach […]

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