“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” —Eleanor Roosevelt As today is the first day of Hanukkah, I wish all my friends and readers who celebrate the Festival of Lights a beautiful, happy holiday! A time of celebration most often calls for light in some way or another. Nearly every religion… 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.
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ―Mother Teresa Do you find yourself stressing out and getting anxious when you think about all the shopping you still need to do to get holiday gifts for everyone on your list? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to stop… Read More »
“Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.” —Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. This day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 1950, is a wonderful reminder to each of us to devote… Read More »