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On appreciation, gratitude and impermanence

W “When you truly know what you have is transient, then you can short-circuit the natural tendency that we all have to take things for granted. This in turn gives us a powerful incentive to appreciate what we have, and make the most of it today.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a personal reflection […]

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Ten essential mindfulness practices

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is, in essence the art of attention training. Looked at this way there are many, many ways of paying attention, and so there are a huge variety of mindfulness practices. The list below lists ten ‘mindful domains’, each of which play an important part in a truly integral mindfulness practice. If […]

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Still water that moves – Meditation for greater creativity

W After we learn to still our mind, we then move onto another stage in meditation where we experience a heightened state of creativity. It becomes like “Still water that moves, and moving water that is still”. Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores how to access deeper creativity through meditation, and explains a simple […]

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Four mindful questions, four times a year

B Dear Integral Meditators, Asking questions to yourself mindfully and reflectively, without hurrying, can be a very useful way of resetting your energy, and moving forward with greater clarity and purpose. The article below outlines four that I ask strategically during the year. If you enjoy the article, you can join me in working with […]

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Mindful of your inner and outer wealth – Six practices

T Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article outline six mindfulness practices for creating a feeling of being both inwardly and outwardly wealthy in your life. We will be doing a meditation on these practice at the Tuesday and Wednesday meditation classes this week. Finally, a reminder of this weekends workshop: Saturday 11th May, 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Mindful self confidence – Developing your self-confidence, self-belief and self-trust In […]

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Self-acceptance – You are not the enemy!

z “Self-acceptance involves the ability to hold ourselves lightly and playfully…well-practised, self-acceptance leads to self-empowerment and enjoyment, not resignation!”  w  w Dear Toby The state of self-acceptance is a major asset to our wellbeing. The article below explores some pointers for beginning your own mindful exploration of self-acceptance. If you enjoy it, then it will […]

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A picture speaks a thousand words

p “As the saying goes, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’. If you can find an image that speaks to you personally about the positive mind-state that you are looking to generate, then you can use it as your object of meditation.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the use of images […]

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Relaxing into your potential – Renewal meditation & recording

Dear  Integral Meditators, I hope your winter Solstice and Christmas breaks are going great! We’re now in that little pocket of time between Christmas and the new year. Here’s a half hour meditation on renewal that I recorded in class recently (click to listen and/or download). It’s one that I really enjoy and find useful. A basic […]

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Mindful of your moods, emotions and dispositions

Dear  Integral Meditators, In the the foreground or background of each moment you experience, there is a mood, emotion and ‘atmosphere’. The article below explores how to start working with these mindfully in your life. If you enjoy the article, then do consider coming down to this Saturday  mornings’ group coaching session, where we will be […]

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‘Going through the motions’ as a mindfulness tool

Dear Integral Meditators, You may have heard or even experienced how mindfulness makes you more productive and increases your potential for success, but how does this actually work in practice? The article below gives a practical example… In the spirit of quiet power, Toby PS: Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes this week is the Spring Equinox […]

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