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Three Dimensions of Mindful Daydreaming

Dear Integral Meditators, Often daydreaming is set up against the idea of being mindful; to be daydreaming is not to be ‘present’ like we should be when we are mindful, right? But what if we were to make our daydreams our object of mindfulness? What if we were to really pay attention to them? The […]

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The Dynamic of Personal Evolution   

A seed is destroyed in order for it to become a plant. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly its old body must be destroyed. Our own personal growth is often like this too; in order for us to move from our current level of consciousness to the next higher or deeper level of consciousness, […]

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Mastery Follows Acknowledgement (Plus Integral Meditation & Self-Healing Videos)

Dear Integral Meditators, Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to acknowledge the things that we become aware of within ourselves, yet without this first step it is almost impossible to achieve any genuine self-mastery. The article below explores this theme. Final reminder for the Workshops on Integral Meditation Practice and Meditation For Self-Healing […]

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Your Inner Fitness Trainers

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if you treated the most difficult people and circumstances in your life as ‘inner fitness trainers’? This weeks article explores this theme and mindfulness practice. Yours in the spirit of the useful in the difficult, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia : March courses nearly ready!! Your Inner […]

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The Soft Strength of Mud and Blood

Dear Integral Meditators, Seems like the theme of my articles since the turn of the year seem to be centering around finding strength through softness, the article below offers a slightly different take on this… Yours in the spirit of mud and blood, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia : Special offer for 1:1 […]

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Mindfully Integrating the Animal and Instinctive Self

Dear Integral Meditators, What is your animal or instinctive self? What part is it playing in your life? Why is it important to be mindful of it? The article below offers some thoughts in this subject… If you are interested in going a bit deeper into your animal and instinctive self, then do check out […]

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When the Mask Cracks the Light Shines Out

Over the last few months I have had the good fortune to be able to catch up with a few old friends from school days. The conversation immediately becomes 200% more engaging and compelling between us when we discover that we have been through a similar psychological challenge or difficulty, or where we have come […]

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The Reasons We Resist Deeply Good Feelings

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen to your life if you truly committed to feeling the deepest, best feelings that were available to you in each moment? This weeks article explores this theme, and the reasons we often turn away. Courses and coaching offers for October are detailed in the upcoming courses section. Yours in […]

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The Emotions behind the Emotions, the Feelings Behind the Feelings

Dear Integral Meditators, I gave a talk last night on stress transformation, one of the observations from the participants was that, when we meditated on transforming their stress, the emotion that they thought was their issue faded away, and they were presented with another emotion that they were not aware was there. The article below […]

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Your Emotional Colour Palette

Dear Integral Meditators, What makes a colour beautiful? The answer is a bit deeper than first glance. Similarly with our emotions, it is not always the bright, shiny ones that of the most value, or even the most beautiful. Yours in the spirit of emotional depth and beauty, Toby Your Emotional Colour Palette As some […]

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