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Fly on the Wall Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, What would it be like to observe yourself s a stranger, and follow yourself around for a while? Would you like what you see? And what might you learn about yourself? The article below explores this theme… Yours in the spirit of observation, Toby   Fly on the Wall Mindfulness This is […]

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The Sea Snakes of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When I was young I used to enjoy snorkeling on reefs in the Philippines, where quite often I would come into contact with sea snakes, whom I really loved. The article and meditation below explains a meditation experience that that I had with them more recently. It also co-stars a seal! Yours […]

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Dealing Mindfully with Guilt and Shame

Dear Integral Meditators, Part of a mature meditation and mindfulness practice inevitably involves getting cozy and comfortable with feelings and emotions that most people run from as soon as they see or sense them. The article below explores two such emotions, and why we should be interested in getting to know them better. Yours in […]

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The Wisdom of Age, the Shadow of Time

Dear Integral Meditators, In the same why that thee is a child within all of us, there is also an old man or an old woman. The article below explores this theme, it may be considered in some ways a companion to my previous article on the shadow child. The old wo/man and the child self […]

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Appreciating the Past to Liberate the Present

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen to our experience of the present if we learned to have a deeply good relationship with our past, even that part of our past that is wounded and damaged? This is the theme that I explore in the article below. Yours in the spirit of the healed psyche, Toby Upcoming […]

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The Shadow Child

Dear Integral Meditators, Our shadow self takes on various forms and expressions, one of which is the child. The article below is an exploration of our shadow child-self; what it is, why we should be interested in it, and how we can start working with it contemplatively. I hope you enjoy it! For those of […]

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Questions Leading to Empty Space – Overcoming Stubborn Distractions

Dear Toby, What if the things that most disturb you in your meditation practice could become the springboards to a deeper experience of meditation? This weeks article explores how they can become that. Yours in the spirit of inner freedom, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia: JULY Sunday July 27th, 9.30am-12.30pm –  Meditations for Developing the Language […]

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Complementricizing Your Archetypes

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks a little at our personal experience of archetypes and how we can create a complementary harmonic between the different ones that we have within ourselves. Yours in the spirit of harmony, Toby Complementricizing Your Archetypes When I was around 19 I read a book by Herman Hess called Narcissus […]

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Melting the Ice of the Heart, Cooling the Inferno of the Soul

Dear Integral Meditators, One of my main inspirations Ken Wilbur was once asked what the process of growing and evolving is like. He answered simply “You laugh more and you cry more”. I’ve found that to be true, and this midweek article is something of an exploration of that. If you’re in Singapore and you […]

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The Four Essential Stages to Transforming Negative Stress into Positive Energy

Dear Integral Meditators, What are the essential skills that you need in order to transform negative stress into positive energy? The article below is a summary of the fundamental skills needed to effect transformation. Yours transformatively, Toby The Four Essential Stages to Transforming Negative Stress into Positive Energy When you think of the word stress, […]

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