It is amazing to me how some people seem so fearless in the face of adversity. When I read stories from the great masters, saints, and mystics, I say to myself, “I want to be like that. I want to live my life from a place of great love, not fear!” Joan of Arc is? 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.
We have everything we need to live our most magnificent lives. The door to inner peace and happiness is wide open, but life moves so fast that we often don’t realize we are sliding right past this door . . . right past our own life. We can get so caught up in our to-do? Read More »
For most students, summer vacation is in full swing. At this point, routines have been established, and both parents and kids pretty much know what each day will bring. If you are a parent with school-aged children, you know exactly what I mean. At the time of this blog post, we’re right in the heart? Read More »