“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” —Margo Anand We live in a free society, but sometimes, I’m sorry to say, we don’t feel so free. I believe this? 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 nearing that time: back to school. Depending on where you live, this week might have even marked the first week of the new school year. When our children are still school-aged, it often seems like just when we are in the groove of summer vacation, we’re suddenly switching gears to start a whole new? Read More »
Have you ever taken a moment to stop and contemplate—really contemplate—our miraculous existence on this beautiful, life-giving planet of ours? From the smallest grain of sand to the tallest mountain, everything on earth contributes to the wonders of the world and the beauty that surrounds us moment to moment. When I think about this, I? Read More »