The Integral Company Blog

  1. Image of "Flame of the Goddess", by Georgeanne Jud.
    In our mindfulness trainings, we teach a broad array of practices. For the sake of clarity of instruction, we typically teach them as distinct practices.
    Posted 5 years 46 weeks ago
    Read more about "Sequencing practice"
  2. Mindfulness practices often involve mere noticing of what is arising in the sensory organs. The body scan is an exercise in noticing what is arising in the tactile field.
  3. To be sane is to see the universe accurately and fully, to be able to tell the real from the unreal.Mindfulness practice is one mechanism for awakening to the real.
  4. Pink Eye-Glasses Masking the Sunset.
    One method that can be used at the beginning of a meditation practice session to enhance and stabilize focus is called "noting." In this practice, the meditator silently describes, in single words,
    Posted 5 years 49 weeks ago
    Read more about "The practice of noting"
  5. In our culture, there is a push for consistency.
    Posted 5 years 49 weeks ago
    Read more about "Embracing inconsistency"
  6. Image of doing yoga on a field.
    Yoga on a cool mountain morning mid-summer, sky scrubbed bright blue by yesterday's rain.
    Posted 5 years 50 weeks ago
    Read more about "Communion"
  7. As the great Zen teacher Dogen pointed out nearly 800 years ago, the path of consciousness involves the
  9. Heart Tempest
    Most, and perhaps all, of our suffering (everything from mild irritation to utter anguish) is connected with grasping. Our grasping is around our preferences and aversions.
  10. How do you begin your day? Is it conscious? Better yet, are you conscious about your own consciousness as you begin your day? ...  
  11. As readers of our Mindfulness Nuggets may have noticed, I've been attending lately to the question of motivation to practice. Why should I practice today, or any day?
    Posted 5 years 51 weeks ago
    Read more about "The body's wisdom"
  13. In the world of poker, the dramatic moment is when a player goes "all in" by moving all of his or her chips to the center of the table.
    Posted 5 years 51 weeks ago
    Read more about "Going all in"