A Nightly Reflection Activity The Buddha said, “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” The Buddha is one of my teachers, and I believe he means that, in order to grow, we must let go of everything that makes us feel constricted, that holds us back…. 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.
“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” —Sitting Bull Hello, happy spring! In the northern hemisphere, today is officially the first day of this beautiful season, and there is a little something in this time… Read More »
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” —Seneca Every year, I love St. Patrick’s Day! This is a day when I really feel my Irish heritage. I honor the brave Irish immigrants who came to America to start a new life for themselves and their descendants. I am one of those descendants, and so… Read More »