“Something in the wind has learned my name And it’s telling me that things are not the same In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze There’s a pleasing sense of happiness for me.” —“Top of the World” by The Carpenters A pleasing sense of happiness. When I hear these words,… 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.
“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.” —Rabindranath Tagore We have all heard this sentiment: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To this, I would like to add that when it comes to how you see yourself, you are the most important beholder! When you look… Read More »
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.” —Maya Angelou Life is art. How many times have we heard this statement? When we hear something often enough, we have to wonder for ourselves, “Is that true?” I absolutely think it is! Art… Read More »