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Re-learning to non-think

“When you were a young child there were regular, natural periods of time when your mind would have been in a state of non-thinking presence, states of natural thought-free wonderment and wondering”. Dear Integral Meditators, Right now you may have difficulty stopping thinking, but it wasn’t always that way. This weeks article offers practical techniques for […]

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Meditation – Dwelling deeply

“Meditation is an activity where we deliberately go deeper than we usually would into a subject by focusing on it for an extended period” Dear Integral Meditators, What is meditation and how do you do it? This weeks article looks at one paradigm for answering this question! In the spirit of seeking, finding and abiding, […]

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Intention, dedication, meditation (Start the new year on purpose)

“We can use our intention and dedication to start to radiate out ripples of good energy into the world. We may not know the precise effects they have, but we start to feel the energy we give returning to us many-fold in all sorts of different ways.” Dear Integral Meditators, Wishing you a 2021 full […]

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The Art of Non-emergency

“Spending a few minutes each day recognizing and relaxing into safety can really help you take the idea of non-emergency into an actual experience that you can use to change the quality of your life.”   Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you have been enjoying the Winter Solstice period! This weeks article is a fundamental […]

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Your bright shadow – The one who can do what you can’t

“The sum total of all the hidden strengths that you have within yourself but are in denial around is sometimes called the ‘bright shadow’.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores a topic that has been very present and important in my own practice for a good while now, the bright shadow. Some parts require […]

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Liberation from your roles & labels – Three examples

“The essential art of mindfully liberating ourself from our roles and names is to recognizing a role, name or label that we identify with closely, Learn to “drop” or dis-identify ourself from that role and then to then pick up and play the role with freedom in a newly interpreted and useful way” Dear Integral […]

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Too much information! – Dealing mindfully with cognitive overload

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.” – Lao Tsu Dear Integral Meditators, In the article below I outline a few practical ways to deal with cognitive overload, which is an almost ever present challenge in the information age! This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday (live and online) meditation sessions will be focused on a related practice called Not over-sharpening […]

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Making friends with overwhelm

“Work on skilfully accepting in an empowered way the often ever-present feeling of  being overwhelmed by too much to do” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on the ever present sense of their being too much to do in our lives, and what we can do about it in mindfulness terms. This weeks Tuesday and Wednesday (live and online) […]

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What you think is not what you are

“You can become what you think, but you aren’t what you think” Dear Integral Meditators, There is a big difference between thinking something and doing something. Mindfulness in this area helps us to navigate difficult, stressful times more successfully. The article below explores how to start practicing mindfulness around this. In the spirit of clarity, Toby […]

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Working mindfully with anger – Four positions

“Anger is essentially like fire. Fire gives light and heat. If you can use it wisely its very useful. If you can’t control it however, anger, like fire can be incredibly destructive.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores anger, its causes and how to re-work your reactive anger through self-awareness. I hope you enjoy […]

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