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“spiritual intelligence”

Meditating with the Mirror Self

Dear Integral Meditators, This mid-week article outlines a creative meditation practice on an aspect of self that I think of as the “mirror self”. One of its main purposes is to stimulate the potential of our imaginative capacity to effect real and dynamic changes in our life. The meditation is an example of what I have […]

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What is Mindfulness? – Remembrance, Penetration, Assimilation +1

Dear Integral Meditators, This mid-week article attempts to give a really practical working definition of mindfulness that will enable you to see how it might be applied to multiple circumstances in your own life.   Yours mindfully, Toby What is Mindfulness? – Remembrance, Penetration, Assimilation +1  What is mindfulness? To be more present is the […]

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Finding Your Spiritual, Physical Home

Dear Integral Meditators, Where is your spiritual home? The midweek article below explores one answer to this. Quick reminder for those who may be interested in the “Meditations for Connecting to the Greenworld” workshop, tomorrow Thursday February 6th is the last day to catch the early bird offer. Yours in the centre, Toby Finding Your […]

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Six Types of Inner Stillness

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the topic of stillness and how we can cultivate it, both in general and specifically in meditation. Even when we are busy, there is  a certain stillness present in each moment of our life that we can tap into if we know how! For those interested in the Meditations […]

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The Five Stages of Meditation Practice from Beginners to Advanced

Dear Integral Meditors, With so many different types of meditation practice around, how do you identify what the stages of meditation training common to all systems really are? This weeks article is an attempt to answer that. At Integral Meditation Asia I am trying to develop systems of meditation that are easy to follow and practice, and […]

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The First Task (and Achievement) of Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, At its best meditation is a practice that leads over time to a personal, direct and stable experience of enlightened awareness that is not defined by any religion, theory or philosophy. This weeks article explores the first step… Toby The First Task (and Achievement) of Meditation The first task and result of a […]

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The Conscious Self in the Landscape of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope the first few days of the new year have been good for you, and that as you gaze into the landscape of 2014  you can feel the potential for new levels of growth and connectivity within your inner and outer life. This weeks article is a contemplation on the power that […]

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The Mothers of God

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ― Meister Eckhart Normally in meditative literature we are used to seeing ourselves being compared to children, and the Divine being compared to a mother or father figure. But what if we, as Meister Eckhart does in the quote […]

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The Dance of Being and Becoming

Dear Integral Meditators, The last official Integral Meditations newsletter for 2013. As I look back on the year one thing emerging for me has been a sense of the ongoing dance of being and becoming in life, and that is what this weeks article is about; how to begin working with this idea through image, […]

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When You Are Trapped in a Thorn Bush…

Dear Integral Meditators, If you’ve been under stress or upset recently, you’ll know how strong the feeling is to say or do something to get yourself out of that painful situation as quick as possible. However, often our impulse reactions make things worse rather than better. This weeks article explains by analogy how we can […]

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