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“inner growth”

Tipping Your Hat to the Gods of Chaos

Hi Everyone, What it your spiritual path? Is it just another attempt by your ego to establish a predictable order and comfort zone in your life, or is it a somewhat bolder attempt to push beyond your boundaries and comfort zone and acquaint yourself with the dynamism that lies beyond? This weeks article offers an […]

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Zen Meditation on the Body Within the Body (Within the Body)

Hi Everyone, This weeks meditation article focuses on the Zen meditation on the body within the body. The first part of the meditation, separating our actual body from our conceptual image of our body is a traditional Zen technique. The second part, dropping the body and resting in the pure awareness body is my own addition […]

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There is Always Something to Feel Insecure About

Hi Everyone, Back in the 1950’s Allan Watts wrote a book called “The Wisdom of Insecurity”. Although written a while back for me it is still one of the most interesting and useful guides on making friends with our insecurity that I have found. This weeks article takes a look at insecurity, and what we can […]

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Six Aspects of Sacred Sexuality

Hi Everyone! In this week’s article I give a quick guided tour to the uses of sexual energy in spiritual practice. I would venture to say that most of you may not have seen all these different practices in a single article, and I hope you’ll find it of interest! Detailed below is also the […]

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The Eternal Present and the Four Types of Time

Hi Everyone, How do you think of time? It is one of three major aspects of our experience (the other two being space and energy). Often as not we think of time as being just one thing, but in reality it is much more than that. In the article below I outline four major aspects of […]

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Seven Aspects of Building a Sacred Spiritual Practice in Your Life

Hi Everyone, This week’s newsletter takes as its theme some of the different factors that need to come together in our life to cultivate a sense of the sacred in our life. Yours in the spirit of the daily sacred,     Toby   Seven Aspects of Building a Sacred Spiritual Practice in Your Life Within […]

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Finding Your Best Response to Anxiety – An Existential Perspective

Hi Everyone, This week’s article focuses on existential anxiety. The discovery of the idea of existential anxiety has been I think the most informative and transforming single factor in my approach to the challenge of anxiety over the last year. It has really made a big difference to the way I see and experience myself […]

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Mindfulness of the Sacred

Hi Everyone, How much of your day is spent in expereintial touch with a sense of the sacred as you understand it? How would your life be different if you were to deliberately cultivate that connection to the sacred? This weeks article explores this question. You can also find below the dates and titles for […]

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Zen Flowers, Zen Doorways

Hi Everyone, This week’s newsletter looks at Zen meditation practice from two lenses, firstly there is the class this coming Wednesday 22nd February entitled “Zen and the Flower of Life” which looks at Zen practice from the perspective of the original teaching of the Buddha from which Zen meditation is said to derive. Secondly, this week’s meditation […]

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Your Ego as Resistance to What is Present

Hi Everyone, The theme of this week’s newsletter is the perennial spiritual theme of learning to live more fully into the present moment. This week’s article is on the subject of how and why our ego resists living in the present moment, and gives a specific technique for us to start tackling this resistance. Yours in […]

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