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“spiritual intelligence”

Five Methods for Quietening the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Some people give up or don’t even try meditation as they think their mind is just too busy, and they can’t still it. Below are five simple methods that you can use to quieten the mind when you feel the need, as well as an outline of some of the benefits. In […]

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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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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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Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply Meaningless

Dear Integral Meditors, What do we mean by ‘spiritual?’ the article below explores the relationship between spirituality as a quest for meaning and spirituality as a discipline that requires going beyond the quest for meaning. You’ll see what i mean when you read it! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply […]

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Breaking Like a Wave (plus new ‘Turning-In’ meditation track)

Dear Integral Meditators, Often we find ourselves struggling in our life to ‘keep it together’, but what if we were to learn how to ‘break apart’ in order to come back together effortlessly and easily? This is one of the main benefits of skillful meditation, and it is what the article below explores. There is […]

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Wolf Therapy – The Subtle Dimensions of Meditation and the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, What if there were an endlessly creative and imaginative aspect of your mind that you could learn to tap into at will? The article below explores how you can discover this domain by developing the the subtle dimension of your meditation practice. The meditation workshop this Saturday afternoon is an exploration of […]

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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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A Meditation Map – The Art of State Training

Dear Integral Meditators, With so many different types of meditation how can we know what it is all about? In the article below I offer one map that contains the territory of all meditation types. I hope you find it useful! The Tuesday 9th I will be giving a whole evening seminar and practicum giving […]

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Three Dimensions of Mindful Daydreaming

Dear Integral Meditators, Often daydreaming is set up against the idea of being mindful; to be daydreaming is not to be ‘present’ like we should be when we are mindful, right? But what if we were to make our daydreams our object of mindfulness? What if we were to really pay attention to them? The […]

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You’ve Already Won! – Mindful Appreciation and Ambition

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one of the foundations of traditional mindfulness practice,  the healthy ambitions that we can generate from it and the particular type of resilience that it helps us to develop. For those interested, the upcoming workshop relating to this article quite closely is the Growing Your Mindful Freedom – […]

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