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“present moment”

Mind of Ease Q&A: What to do When you are Overwhelmed by Negativity

Press play below to listen to the Mind of Ease 15minute Q&A Session on “What to do when you are overwhelmed by negativity”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alternatively you can download the recording onto your computer by right clicking here: Mind of Ease Q&A Sept 2012 Here is a summary of the […]

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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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Avoiding the Lose-Lose Perspective Trap

Dear All, I hope this message finds you well, just in case you were wondering why the last few emails have not had a note from me at the top, I have been busy planning new classes and courses for the beginning of September. In particular I am in the process of starting an organization […]

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Meditation, the Salt Analogy and How Our Self-Sense Changes as Our Meditation Practice Evolves

The salt analogy is this; if you put a teaspoon in a cup of water, stir it in and then taste it, it tastes horrible. However, if you take a bucket of water, stir a teaspoon full of salt into it and then take a sip of it, it will still taste basically ok. In […]

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Dark Goddess, Bright Goddess, Weaver Goddess

Hi Integral Meditators, Seems like there is a lot of new and regenerative energy around these last two weeks or so, after a month of everything seeming to drop out of my life, sure enough here comes all the new growth taking advantage of the new space! One of the main paradigms that I use for this mysterious […]

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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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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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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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Meditating on the Music of the Mind

Hi Everyone, This weeks newsletter article describes a meditation form that I am very fond of; meditating on the inner music of the mind. The basic technique is quite simple, but the practice itself has many different levels, so I hope you enjoy exploring it! Yours in the spirit of the inner music of the […]

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