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The Way to Be Ok, Always – Liberation and the Witness Self

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the cultivation of the witness self in meditation, and why we should be interested in it! Yours in the spirit of “ok, always”, Toby   The Way to Be Ok, Always – Liberation and the Witness Self Cultivating the experience of the witness self means to cultivate […]

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Paradox as Therapy (and the difference between a spiritual and a psychological crisis)

The difference between a psychological crisis and a spiritual crisis is that: With a psychological crisis the problem is that there is some part of the mind that is not working properly. If you think of your mind as a motor engine, and a crisis as being like one of the parts going wrong and needing to be […]

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Love as the Journey Towards Wholeness; Three Awareness Perspectives

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have had a good week, the last few weeks for me seem to have been a period of adjustment making on different levels, and challenges that reflect those adjustments. Of course adjustments, changes and the challenges that go with them are all a fundamental part of the fabric of […]

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Are You a Product of the Times or the Subject of Your Own Inner Time?

Hi All, This weeks article looks at the difference between being a product of outer time, the a subject of your own sense of inner time. Another way of putting this is how can we deal effectively with the outer forces impinging upon our life, whilst at the same time honoring that which is arising […]

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Engaged Equanimity

Dear Integral Meditators, The new year beckons, and this is the new year edition of the Integral Meditations newsletter! 2012 has certainly been a deeply transformative year for me, and looking forward to 2013 the promise does seem to be that this will continue. When thinking about the qualities that I would most like to […]

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Cultivating the Beauty, Truth and Goodness of the Soul

Hi Everyone, Last weeks article on the Fulfillment of the Ego, Soul and Spirit looked in general at these three fundamental levels of our being and how we can go about evolving and developing them together. This weeks article focuses on the Soul level of development, and offers a specific practical technique for developing the qualities of […]

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Fulfillment of the Ego, Fulfillment of the Soul, Fulfillment of Spirit

Dear All, I hope this message finds you well, this weeks article compares and contrasts the needs and desires of the ego, the soul and the spirit within us, and how we can begin satisfying their different desires for happiness and fulfillment together, rather than have them competing against each other. When I was in […]

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Building the Inner Power of Your Mind – Gross Subtle and Formless Objects of Meditative Concentration

The nature purpose of training in concentration The meaning of concentration in a meditative context is similar to the mainstream usage of the word; it simply means to develop the ability to focus our mind upon one object or task single pointedly without distraction. Developing concentration through meditation has many benefits, whether you simply want […]

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Finding Permanence Within the Impermanent and Fulfillment Within the Dissatisfying

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the main qualities that I teach in my “Mind of Ease” meditation classes is that really core to the “Ease” is to learn to identify aspects of our moment to moment experience that are permanent, solid and reliable. In the article below I explore this theme, I hope you enjoy it! Yours […]

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Three Levels of Self, Three Levels of Focus-in-Time

Dear Everyone, Meditation practice encourages us to keep asking the question “who am I?” and to continue to bring awareness to the different aspects of self that we become aware of as we continue to ask this question. This weeks article looks at three different aspects of self, and how we can start to use […]

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