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Being mindful of the non-present moment

Dear Integral Meditators, What if, instead of being mindful of the present moment, you decided instead to be mindful of the non-present moment? The article below explores this theme…. In the spirit of studying the non-present, Toby Being mindful of the non-present moment Trying to stop all the different ways in which your mind moves […]

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The Tension Between What Is and what you Want

Dear Integral Meditators, How do you deal with the gap between what you want in your life and the reality of what you actually find? The article below considers how to work with this ongoing tension in a positive way… In the spirit of the journey, Toby   The Tension Between What Is and what […]

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Letting Ideas Grow Mindfully Though You

Dear Integral Meditators, Why meditate? One reason worth thinking about is that it is a way of keeping yourself creatively energized by learning to tap into deeper levels of our collective consciousness. The article below explores this theme… Two workshops in Singapore this Saturday, details are immediately below! In the spirit of Toby This Saturday […]

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When Vulnerability Ceases to be a Problem – Three levels of self-confidence

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look back at the key times in your life when you really did something that helped your self confidence, you may find that it was a time when you had to confront your own sense of vulnerability. The article below looks at how we can mindfully approach our vulnerability on […]

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Moving From Anxiety to Excitement

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if you could respond to the uncertainty and absence of control that you sometimes have in your life with excitement rather than anxiety? The article below explores how you can mindfully start going about doing this… Yours in the spirit of opening to excitement, Toby Moving From Anxiety to […]

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Big Enough, Specific Enough (Dealing with spiky minds)

Dear Integral Meditators, What can you do when your mind feels spiky, insecure and uncomfortable? The article below explores a contemplative approach that involves working consciously with the scale of your mind. In case anyone missed it, you can see the schedule of live classes in May at Integral Meditation Asia HERE. In the spirit of […]

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Four Methods for Cultivating Mindful Relationships

Dear Integral Meditators, Do you have a strategy for integrating mindfulness into your relationships? This mid-week article is an invitation to investigate four simple techniques that I have found effective.   Yours in the spirit of mindful relationships, Toby   Four Methods for Cultivating Mindful Relationships The following are four techniques for cultivating more mindfulness […]

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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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Street Mindfulness – Three Key Questions

Dear Integral Meditators, What is the core of your personal mindfulness strategy for a happy, empowered and effective life?. In this weeks article I share my own, and invite you to think about what yours might be. Yours in the spirit of the right questions, Toby Street Mindfulness – Three Key Questions We all know […]

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