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Mindful Self-Leadership

Too much information! – Dealing mindfully with cognitive overload

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.” – Lao Tsu Dear Integral Meditators, In the article below I outline a few practical ways to deal with cognitive overload, which is an almost ever present challenge in the information age! This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday (live and online) meditation sessions will be focused on a related practice called Not over-sharpening […]

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Making friends with overwhelm

“Work on skilfully accepting in an empowered way the often ever-present feeling of  being overwhelmed by too much to do” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on the ever present sense of their being too much to do in our lives, and what we can do about it in mindfulness terms. This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday (live and online) […]

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What you think is not what you are

“You can become what you think, but you aren’t what you think” Dear Integral Meditators, There is a big difference between thinking something and doing something. Mindfulness in this area helps us to navigate difficult, stressful times more successfully. The article below explores how to start practicing mindfulness around this. In the spirit of clarity, Toby […]

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Working mindfully with anger – Four positions

“Anger is essentially like fire. Fire gives light and heat. If you can use it wisely its very useful. If you can’t control it however, anger, like fire can be incredibly destructive.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores anger, its causes and how to re-work your reactive anger through self-awareness. I hope you enjoy […]

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Meditating on time

“There is much value in focusing on being present (as we are often so un-present!). Ideally however, our meditation should include developing our skills in experiencing the past and the future as well” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a simple meditation practice to help you master your experience of time, I hope you […]

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Optimizing your experiential learning – Article & video

“What do I notice about this situation right now? Is a good question to ask yourself. It helps differentiate what’s actually going on from your mental projections. This then helps you to stay ‘reality oriented’, and build confidence in your capacity to deal with any presenting challenge.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the […]

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Meditation – The state of things

“As meditators we are trying to develop our capacity to shift from one state of mind to another consciously and deliberately, and be able to do so at will.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a fundamental way of understanding meditation, and how you can start applying it to your own practice. I […]

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Freedom from inner intimidation – Sitting down to tea with your stress

“If you can sit down with your most awkward, uncomfortable, fearful inner experiences, then it is almost like nothing else can really intimidate you. If you tame your inner monsters, the outer monsters change too!” Dear <<First Name>>, This weeks article explores how you can start to find freedom from the things on the inside […]

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Your first (&most important) relationship

“We project the health or lack of it in our relationship to self onto everything and everyone else.” Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores how to be mindful around our relationship to self, which I always say is our first and most important relationship! In the spirit of our first relationship, Toby PS: If […]

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Matching your expectation with reality (the sleeping or waking baby)

“How can I align my expectations and my reality in this situation?” Dear Toby, There are plenty of ways of building your inner peace and resilience, the article below explores one that I’ve found to be very important over the years! You can also watch my short video on the subect here. Heads up for the Mindful […]

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