“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” —Buddha In the upcoming months—from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day—we will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy celebratory feasts and activities. These special times of the year are often filled with precious… 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.
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” —Maya Angelou Today is Veteran’s Day. This is the day the United States has set aside to specifically focus our attention on the service of others to our country, to express our appreciation, and to participate in activities “designed to perpetuate… Read More »
“People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be,” said Abraham Lincoln. And so I ask you, “Did you make up your mind to be happy today?” What does the mind have to do with being happy? Happiness is a choice, and it is one we can choose to remember… Read More »