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Mindful Self-Leadership

Bare attention – developing your inner ‘bird-watcher’

Dear Integral Meditators, Some meditation and mindfulness practices get more complex as we become better at them. Others stay simple, but continue to grow in depth. The practice of bare attention explained below is an example of the latter, a simple practice that stays simple, but grows in depth. In the spirit of mindful observation, […]

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The warmth of non-judgment

Dear Integral Meditators, How can we integrate the practice of non-judgment into our life in a way that really makes a difference? The article below explores this theme… In the spirit of the journey, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore we will be meditating on non-judgmental awareness in class this Tuesday and Wednesday evening The […]

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The what, why & how of mindful attention

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you start to pay attention to the way in which you are paying attention? The articles below explores this topic! In the spirit of mindful attention, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore we shall be doing a class on mindful attention & awareness tomorrow, Wednesday evening. And last […]

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Mindfully dancing between doing and being (the four stages of engaged mindfulness)

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is a process that can be equally applied to dynamic action and contemplative reflection. The article below explores how you can combine active and passive forms of mindfulness into a four stage ‘engaged mindfulness’ practice. Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming Lunar new year of the Rooster! Toby […]

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The resilience of gentleness

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think about inner strength and resilience, what sort of qualities come to mind? This weeks article is one that I wrote at the beginning of 2015, observing how strength can be mindfully derived from cultivating a connection to gentleness. For those in Singapore, final call for Saturday afternoons workshop on Mindful Resilience […]

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Being the center of your universe (not the universe!)

Dear Integral Meditators, There’s a big difference between being the center of the universe and the center of your universe. The article below explores how to make mindful use of your position in the big scheme of things! Final reminder for those in Singapore of this Saturday’s Tree of Life meditation workshop… In the spirit […]

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Happiness or impulse fulfilment?

Dear Integral Meditators, In this day and age when so many of our impulses can be fulfilled at the click of a button or browser, managing your impulses mindfully is an increasingly important life skill. The article below looks at how we can distinguish between impulse fulfilment and actions that lead to genuine happiness. In the spirit […]

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The freedom of limitation

Dear Integral Meditators, If we normally think of limitations as an obstacle to our freedom, how can deliberately creating limitations in our life paradoxically help us find the freedom that we crave? The article below explores this theme! In the spirit of liberated limitation, Toby The freedom of limitation One way of thinking about meditation […]

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Practical Rapture (On rapture, beauty and mindfulness)

Dear Toby, Rapture is a state of mind and body that we all experience sometimes, the article below explores how we can build our experience of it through mindfulness, and then start putting it to use… In the spirit of rapture, Toby Practical Rapture (On rapture, beauty and mindfulness) Rapture –  a state or emotion of […]

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The yoga of limitation and choice

Dear Integral Meditation, Is choice always a good thing for us? How can we use limitation to our advantage? The article below looks at how we can use mindfulness to approach both choice and limitation with confidence… In the spirit of the journey, Toby The yoga of limitation and choice The yoga of limitation and […]

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