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Mindful Self-Leadership

Four levels of intention for meditating

Dear  Integral Meditators, Why do you meditate? This weeks article looks at four possible ways of answering that question, and also a simple way of starting to meditate on intention. In the spirit of mindful intention Toby Four levels of intention for meditating If you are interested in establishing a meditation and mindfulness practice, its […]

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Simple, or aware, or positive, or creative

Dear  Integral Meditators, In this weeks article I outline four ways of paying attention that, if you get really good at will render you largely impervious to intimidation from any of the current challenges in your life. Enjoy! In the spirit of attention, Toby   Simple, or aware, or positive, or creative What are we […]

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Two fundamental mindfulness and meditation questions

 B Dear  Integral Meditators, What are important questions that you can use to greatly improve your meditation and mindfulness practice, whatever level you are at? The article below offers two… Two fundamental mindfulness and meditation questions One fundamental mindfulness question that you can ask yourself is “What is the way in which I am paying […]

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Making mindful use of your to-do list

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you transform your busy-making ‘to-do’ list into an object of mindfulness? The article below explores one possible way! Heads up for the Get Your Meditation Practice Started Now – The Shortest and Most Time Effective Meditation Workshop Ever next Saturday 16th June, 10-11.30am. And last few days for the mindful stress-transformation coaching […]

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Going from clinging on to enjoying (Attachment to appreciation)

Dear Integral Meditators, What is your relationship to attraction? The article below offers a few thoughts on how you can go about enjoying and appreciating that which you find attractive without clinging or getting unhealthily attached! In short, how to transform attachment into appreciation! And on the theme of ‘stress transformation’ see the coaching offer […]

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Mastering your mind through mindfulness – Seven skills

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to be a ‘Master of your mind’? In the article below I outline seven mindful skills that I have found to be particularly useful with regard to my mind, thoughts and thinking. They have continued to be effective for me and deliver value over long periods of time. […]

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Giving your heart whole (Creating a ‘high functioning’ heart)

Dear Integral Meditators, In order to get the most out of life, you have to give yourself whole heartedly to it without holding back. But what happens when you give yourself whole heartedly to a person, a project or a cause, and you get hurt, abused, rejected or taken advantage of? This weeks article offers […]

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Dealing mindfully with anger and conflict in your relationships

Dear Integral Meditators, There is a strong relationship between anger and power. If you can own your anger and learn to wield it as a force for the good in life, your sense of personal power will increase correspondingly. The article also looks at how to mange conflict in your relationships using mindful questions and […]

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Combining your beginners mind with your experienced mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘beginners mind’ is a fundamental concept in mindfulness and meditation, particularly in Zen practice. The article below explores how you can go about combining your beginners mind with what I call ‘your experienced mind’, in order to create something that is better than both! In the spirit of new beginnings and […]

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What is spiritual practice? And why bother engaging in it?

Dear Integral Meditators, Back in 2010 I did a course on ‘Essential Spirituality’. Below are some edited notes on what spirituality is, and what having your own spiritual practice offers you in terms of  value. It also has a practical meditation at the end that you can start working with! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening […]

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