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Mindful Self-Leadership

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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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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Applying the Three C’s of Engaged Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘three C’s’ are three qualities you can apply to your mindfulness practice to make it more engaged, effective & creative. In the article below I explain how to begin… If you like the article & are in Singapore, we will be working with these 3 C’s in tonight’s Tuesday class, as well […]

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Enlightenment as a chase

Dear Integral Meditators, Its possible you might think of enlightenment as a process of sitting down, going within and finding your inner peace. But what if it were a chase where you had to run, jump, be alert, be fast, be awake? The article below explores this possibility! In the spirit of the chase, Toby […]

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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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Trap of wishing you were somewhere else

Dear Integral Meditators, Whilst on holiday I’ve been looking through some old articles for a ‘mental fitness’ website I used to have that now no longer exists. This weeks articles is one of those that I enjoyed re-reading and editing a little. The original full title was ‘Why you need to commit to what is […]

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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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What happens when you take a mindful pause?

Dear Integral Meditators, Where are the places in your day where you could start taking a mindful pause, and what might the results and benefits be? The article below offers a practical reflection on this… For those in Singapore, this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s class will be on the Four ‘lessnesses’ of enlightenment, which should be fun. Also, heads up […]

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Turning frustration into motivation

Dear Integral Meditators, Frustration & friction are experiences we normally consider undesirable, but what if there were a way that we could start to take advantage of them? The article below considers how we might start to do this… In the spirit of motivation, Toby Turning frustration into motivation Last week I was feeling frustrated […]

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