Welcome! I am so touched by your presence here.
My life’s quest is about finding happiness and peace, and helping to show others that these qualities are possible in everyone’s life. We are all capable of living meaningful, loving, and happy lives simply by tapping into our inner peace every day. In my nearly ten years of giving workshops and seminars on the topic of peaceful living, I have been helping people to understand that our minds are the root of our unhappiness, and if we can learn to train and guide our minds, we can be happy and calm—even in the midst of stress and chaos.
I have been a student of the spiritual path for the majority of my life, training with many of the great modern-day teachers as well as studying the text of many of the masters, mystics, and saints of the past. I have taken all that I have learned and practiced for nearly thirty years and developed a daily spiritual routine I call The Practice. The ideas I talk about regarding The Practice are not new, but a compilation of the wisdom and concepts from many of the great teachers and religions. I have simply structured all of this into an easy-to-implement daily routine that can bring peace and happiness to anyone’s life.
I encourage you to embrace the idea that peace within oneself does not happen instantly, but is a journey and commitment to be enjoyed and appreciated. The teachings of The Practice have been developed to act as a guide to help you along this incredible journey called life. I hope that they meet you where you are and provide you with what you need at this moment in your life.
Love and happiness,
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.