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Mindful Self-Leadership

Appreciating Uncertainty & Change – Wabi-Sabi Mindfulness

“Work creatively, appreciatively  with impermanence, imperfection, uncertainty in a way that invites curiosity and excitement (rather than debilitating anxiety)” Dear Integral Meditators, At the moment, we are going through a time of unprecedented uncertainty and change. The article below explores practical ways of responding mindfully and creatively to the challenge. I’ve called it “Wabi-sabi mindfulness”, […]

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Meditation recording – Think well or don’t think (& new visualization & qi gong meditation)

Dear Integral Meditators, Here’s this weeks guided meditation, you can read more about the practice in the article below, essentially its how to practice three mindful positions around your thinking: 8 minute power meditation on thinking well or not thinking Lots of new online sessions coming up, including Sunday Qi gong light body meditation, a visualization masterclass, […]

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Controlling the future

W “On a practical level I find that if I am being effective in the moment, then what I do tends to set up ‘waves’ of energy where a good, successful and/or unexpectedly pleasurable future emerges alive and well from the here and now” Dear Integral Meditators, The unpredictability of the future is a big […]

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Mindfully getting outside of your comfort zone

W “Often, discovering the best that is possible for us in life involves deliberately, soulfully and mindfully getting out of our comfort zone! What can you start with today?”  W Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores the relationship between comfort and discomfort, and how to create a complementary relationship between the two. You can […]

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Mindful of your inner artist (Being solar not lunar) article & video

W “The ‘mindful artist’ first of all notices that their thoughts, actions and interactions are creative, fundamentally. The next position they take is to choose to direct that creativity in a deliberate way so that s/he ‘creating’ the best things that they can in your life” W Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to become the ‘artist of your […]

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Combining your Beginners Mind & your Wise Mind

W “There is an art to combining your beginners and experienced mind that will enable you to be successful in your chosen endeavors, as well as derive more pleasure and enjoyment from them”  W Dear Integral Meditators, As we sit in between the Western new year and the Chinese Lunar year, it can be an interesting time […]

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Strong back, soft front

W “By practicing a physically ‘strong back, soft front’ posture, we can get a feeling of what it is like to be inwardly strong and at the same time gentle on a psychological level.” W  Dear Toby, This weeks article looks considers how physical posture can invite psychological change, and how you can cultivate real […]

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Allowing & Participating – Rethinking ‘being in control’

W “By mindfully combining allowing and participating we can control things better, without feeling the need to be so ‘in control” M  Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a couple of practical thoughts on how to re-frame our idea of being in control in a way that means less stress and more effectiveness. This weeks Wednesday […]

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Finding ledges on the steep climb

W “During the day I practice ‘returning to a ledge’ several times, creating a safe, appreciative space where I can look after myself and also feel that the steep climb of my life is do-able, and that it is all worth it!” S Dear Toby,This weeks article describes an image that I have been using […]

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From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood

W Dear Toby, What is it going to take for men to thrive in their maleness in toady’s world? The article below some practical reflections on this! In the spirit of  benevolent manhood, Toby   From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood What (or where) is the path of men in today’s world? We […]

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