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Presence and being present

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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The Dance of Mindful Supression and Repression

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and mindfulness encourage states of mental and emotional flow, but achieving these states consistently is tough if we are habitually supressing and repressing the content of our consciousness in an unhealthy way. The article below looks at how we can mindfully grow a positive relationship to suppression and repression, so that […]

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Dualistic Appearance – The Dance of Reality & Illusion

Dear Integral Meditators, When you look at something, what is it that you really see? This weeks article looks at the way in which our mind projects itself onto our reality, moulding it in its own image. I then offer practical method for starting to gain awareness and benevolent control of this process. In the […]

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Five Methods for Quietening the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Some people give up or don’t even try meditation as they think their mind is just too busy, and they can’t still it. Below are five simple methods that you can use to quieten the mind when you feel the need, as well as an outline of some of the benefits. In […]

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The Tension Between What Is and what you Want

Dear Integral Meditators, How do you deal with the gap between what you want in your life and the reality of what you actually find? The article below considers how to work with this ongoing tension in a positive way… In the spirit of the journey, Toby   The Tension Between What Is and what […]

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Keeping your Meditation Short & Effective

Dear Integral Meditators, How long do you have to meditate every day for it to make a real difference? As I explain below, not very long! If you have five minutes, then that is all you need to get an effective pratice started… As you can also see below, there is a 48 hour offer […]

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