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Integral Polarity Practice

In a time that is rife with divisiveness in the exterior, how do we consciously integrate polarities within ourselves?

In this conversation with mindfulness teacher Thomas McConkie we dive into the foundations of Integral Polarity Practice, its origins and applications, ascending versus descending streams, the value of voice dialogue, the deeper workings of polarity and the pitfalls of the construct-aware stage.

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In this podcast we talk about:
02:05 The impact of Integral Theory
06:20 The disconnection from place
11:40 Integral polarity practice
18:20 Control and submission
25:40 The formless field of the Stillpoint
31:10 Building the foundation
36:10 Ascending versus descending streams
40:50 Developing artistry in polarity
46:55 The richness of each developmental level
52:50 Staying connected to the stream
58:00 Pitfalls of the construct-aware stage

Resources Mentioned:
John Kesler
Genpo Roshi Big Mind Process
Voice Dialogue
Terri O’Fallon

About Thomas

Thomas McConkie

Thomas McConkie is the founder of Lower Lights School of Wisdom and has a passion for the world's Wisdom traditions. He is trained as a developmental researcher, facilitator, and mindfulness teacher. He hosts the Lower Lights Sangha in Salt Lake City, Utah with the intention of creating a generative environment where seekers of diverse faith orientations can discover new depths and heights in their evolving personhood. Thomas is the host of the Mindfulness+ podcast and the author of the book, Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis.


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