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The Inner Sky of the Mind – Distraction, anxiety, mood and the principle of awareness 

   Imagine you were to spend a week everyday looking at the sky, just watching and witnessing it. Some days it would be bright and full of light, other days there might be light clouds, sometimes monotonously grey, or aggressively rainy with thunder and lightning. Every time that you looked, the idea would be simply […]

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Why Meditate on & with Animals?

I was asked the other day why I continue to guide workshops and classes on meditating with animals, given that to some of my client group it may seem a bit ‘strange’. Here are a few reasons to consider why meditating with animals is of great value, with a short practice at the end to […]

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Meditation as a Way of Life

Dear Integral Meditators, Is meditation something that you sit down and do each day as a formal practice, or is it more fundamental, a whole way of approaching life? The article below explores that latter option. Yours in the spirit of meditation, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia : Special offer for 1:1 Coaching […]

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Detached Mindfulness, Engaged Mindfulness; Your Inner Scientist and Inner Friend

Dear Integral Meditators, Engagement and detachment are two different skills. we need to develop both in order to become truly effective mindfulness practitioners. This weeks article explores how, enjoy! Yours in the spirit of engaged detachment, Toby   Detached Mindfulness, Engaged Mindfulness; Your Inner Scientist and Inner Friend Detached mindfulness is like developing an inner […]

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Trusting Your Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Our mind is our fundamental tool of survival in the world; the better it functions and the more we are able to trust it, the happier and more successful we will tend to be. The article below outlines a few points around how you can start to build genuine self confidence by […]

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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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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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Liberation from Social Metaphysics

Dear Integral Meditators, Every time you discover a new word or term your universe expands. If you had a good teacher at school you may have heard this saying from her or him. One of the new terms I’ve been enjoying exploring in my own practice recently is ‘social metaphysics’, the article below explores this powerful […]

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