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Mindful Self-Leadership

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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An undistracted mind

“At the end of the day one of the major keys to an undistracted mind is to commit to living your life on purpose!” Dear Integral Meditators, What do we mean by distraction? And how can we get better at living an undistracted life? The article below explores these questions in a practical way! In […]

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Mindful of emotions: 2 short videos (& Summer solstice medi this weekend)

“Relax into your stress, rather than contracting away from it”  Dear Integral Meditators, Below are two short videos (1 minute each) on how to use mindfulness to increase your emotional intelligence, enjoy! A final reminder of this  Saturday’s online Emotional Intelligence Masterclass  in the afternoon, 3-5pm. On Sunday 21st, 6-7pm there will be the annual Summer solstice balancing […]

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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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