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Presence and being present

The ordinary and the unexceptional (the everyday, the unremarkable)

Dear Integral Meditators, When does striving for something special get in the way of our attempts to be mindful? This weeks article explores this theme. In the spirit of the journey, Toby The ordinary and the unexceptional (the everyday, the unremarkable) One of the challenges that we often face finding peace of mind through mindfulness […]

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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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Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river

Dear Toby, Building inner flexibility and mobility are really core parts of an integrated mindfulness practice, in the article below I explain two core practices for building mindful mobility. In the spirit of mindful perspective taking, Toby Mindful Mobility – Stepping in and out of the river (& from self to other) One of the fundamental […]

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Calm abiding, beautiful breathing (Inner air conditioning)

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if you were able to focus your mind in a state of calm abiding at will, or at least more often? This weeks article explores this theme and how you can start developing this skill today! In the spirit of the strength of calm, Toby Calm abiding, beautiful breathing […]

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Three levels of non-striving

Dear Integral Meditators, Is it possible by letting go of our striving to then learn how to strive better? That is the topic of this weeks article! Mindful goals coaching offer ends tomorrow, 8th June. In the spirit of non-striving, Toby Three levels of non-striving In a previous article on non-striving I defined non-striving as […]

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Mindfulness of feelings – The principle of flow

Dear Integral Meditators, In my writings on mindfulness I speak quite a lot about the principle of flow. In the article below I explore it with regard to mindfulness of our feelings, and how to create a healthy, self-cleansing emotional body by using a simple image and exercise. In the spirit of the flowing river, […]

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Witnessing – Being That Which is Not

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it really mean to ‘be the mindful witness?’ and why is it useful to us? This weeks article seeks to answer these questions in a practical way. For those in Singapore, last call for the upcoming workshop: Saturday April 30th, 2.30-5.30pm – Mindful Self Confidence: Developing your self-confidence, self-belief & self-trust through […]

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Dropping Your Self

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you simply stop thinking about yourself for a while? What benefits might there be? The article below explores these questions in a mindfulness context, enjoy! In the spirit of the no-self, Toby Dropping Your Self When I was a Buddhist monk doing my studies there was a lot of […]

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Effortless Effort – The Cycle of Mindful Growth

Dear Integral Meditators, The path of mindfulness when engaged in properly can offer us a relatively effortless, gradual, ergonomic and aesthetically beautiful path of personal growth. In the article below I break the process down into four essential stages that can be applied to any area of your life that you may wish to work […]

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Experiencing the Mind as the Mind

Dear Toby , Often meditation and mindfulness work well when you use a short, significant phrase as your object of enquiry. In the article below I share one that I have been enjoying over the holiday season. Wishing you, your families and loved ones all the very best for the Christmas season! Toby & Integral […]

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