A Focused Attention Activity “The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” ―Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck may have written the above in jest, but I think she really nailed it! How many of us have gone into… Read More »
The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one’s inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind’s often-unfounded concerns requires training and discipline. Knowing this truth intimately, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Founder Barb Schmidt developed a three-part spiritual discipline called The Practice. The Practice is a toolkit to be used throughout the day to guide people who are looking for confidence, less stress, and deeper meaning along life’s path. These tools are a compilation of the great Truths taught by authentic teachers and masters throughout the centuries from various religious and spiritual traditions.
In the first three chapters of The Practice, readers are guided through the daily routine: Waking Up, Living Present, and Letting Go. Beginning with a morning meditation, a thread of peace is followed over the course of the day through the repetition of a sacred mantra, practicing focused attention, reading for inspiration, and reflecting on the day. In the concluding chapter, readers are provided with an opportunity to deepen their experience of The Practice with engaging exercises.
March is National Women’s History Month in the United States, so in honor of the many magnificent women who came before us, I present these 10 lessons for our personal reflection today: Moment by moment, wherever we are is where we need to be. We learn this comforting lesson from Spanish mystic, philosopher, and saint,… Read More »
“Our ordinary life is our spiritual life.” —Barb Schmidt Greet your day with enthusiasm and gratitude! Before your feet touch the ground say to yourself, “Thank you for the gift of this new day.” You woke up, which is never a given, so you can truly approach the new day with much gratitude! With this… Read More »