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Presence and being present

Opening to the abundance of possibility

“When we build a state of openness to possibility in meditation, we can make it part of our approach to daily life. Our world becomes a place of abundance and wealth. Our open-ness to possibility becomes a source of energy for us, feeding us as we move into the unknown.” Dear Integral Meditators Faced with […]

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Re-learning to non-think

“When you were a young child there were regular, natural periods of time when your mind would have been in a state of non-thinking presence, states of natural thought-free wonderment and wondering”. Dear Integral Meditators, Right now you may have difficulty stopping thinking, but it wasn’t always that way. This weeks article offers practical techniques for […]

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Meditation – Dwelling deeply

“Meditation is an activity where we deliberately go deeper than we usually would into a subject by focusing on it for an extended period” Dear Integral Meditators, What is meditation and how do you do it? This weeks article looks at one paradigm for answering this question! In the spirit of seeking, finding and abiding, […]

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The Art of Non-emergency

“Spending a few minutes each day recognizing and relaxing into safety can really help you take the idea of non-emergency into an actual experience that you can use to change the quality of your life.”   Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have been enjoying the Winter Solstice period! This weeks article is a fundamental […]

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Giving back anxiety that is not yours

“Owning and dealing with your anxiety well is an important life skill, However, sometimes the anxiety we experience is not entirely our own, and the solution to it is to recognize this and sometimes simply to give it back.” Dear Integral Meditators, What’s the boundary between what you feel, and the feelings of those around […]

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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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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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