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The Man or woman of No Rank

  A lot of the suffering, pain and confusion that we experience in our lives comes from the attachment that we have to the roles that we habitually play in our life. The man or woman of no rank is a meditation technique that allows us to: Become more aware of this attachment and over-identification […]

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The Four Subtle Experiences in Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the path of meditation in three stages, focusing in particular on the second stage, developing and engaging subtle experiences. It is useful to know about these ‘intermediate’ levels of the meditation experience because it enables us to appreciate and explore them without the danger of thinking that […]

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The Gifts and Wounds of Our Ancestors (+Soul Portrait Sale, +3 Free Meditations)

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores how we can consciously bring to light the way in which our ancestors have played a role in who we are and what we experience today. If you are in Singapore and are interested in exploring this theme further, then do check out the details of the Meditations for […]

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What Lies Beyond Stillness? – Meditation and heightened creativity

 Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you have learned to still the mind in meditation? That is the question I explore below in this weeks article. Yours in the spirit of deeper creativity, Toby What Lies Beyond Stillness? – Meditation and heightened creativity For many of the people who do coaching with me or attend […]

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Body-Mountain, Cloud-Thought, Sky-Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The context in which you experience your thoughts and feelings determines how much significance and power they have over you. The article below explains a simple way of re-contextualizing your thoughts in a way that makes it easier to enjoy their ups and downs, their comings and goings with a greater sense of stability and clarity. Final […]

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A Benevolent Universe? (Old Men Fighting)

Dear Integral Meditators, What do you think the Universe thinks of you? Is it for you or against you? This mid-week article examines this question with a little bit of humor. For those of you in Singapore, next Tuesday evening , 17th June is the date for the free preview talk on Enlightened Flow: Finding the […]

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Locating Your Deep Centre

Dear Integral Meditators, If you are in the centre of the energy of your life, then you are general going to be and feel in control. If you are on the edge of the energy in your life, being pushed around and buffeted by its currents, then things can really feel like a struggle. This […]

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Does God Exist? A Meditators Perspective (and what to tell your kids)

Dear Integral Meditators, Many spiritual paths and religions and  take “God-realization” as their object of attainment, but what if you can’t find God? This weeks article takes both a playful and serious look at this issue. Complementary reading would be  the article on “The Four Less-nesses of Enlightenment” that I wrote a few weeks back. […]

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Fridge Magnet Spiritual Happiness

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article continues the theme of spiritual happiness. The approach to spiritual happiness is different from that which we employ on other levels of our life, and it is important to understand this difference in approach! If you missed the mid-week article here it is: “Applying mindful curiosity to your relationships” I am […]

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The Four “-lessnesses” of Enlightenment

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at four characteristics of enlightened awareness. Explanations of spiritual enlightenment can seem a little like riddles, and this article is a little like that, but at the same time I hope it is accessible enough for you to feel as if you can enjoy exploring enlightened awareness  for […]

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