The Practice ReviewMindfulness
Guess what? In two short days, an amazing book with practical tools and tips on creating a happy and peaceful life will hit the stands. (Full Disclosure: I may be a bit biased because it is my mother’s book, but I truly believe The Practice is for anyone and everyone looking for spiritual guidance and structure for daily life.)
This book is broken down into three simple parts that coincide with your day: Waking Up, Living Present, and Letting Go. Each section gives simple tools and advice on how to live your life in peace and happiness. If you’re in need of a handbook for daily living, I highly recommend you check out this book, and check out below for an insight on what you’ll find when you read The Practice.
1. Waking Up. How we start our day is how we set the tone for our day. Waking up and sitting down for meditation gives us the strength and security, and knowing inside ourselves that we can tackle anything that comes our way.
2. Living Present. How you deal with what comes at you day in and day out. We cannot control the outside world, but we can control how we react to it. Using simple tools of mantra repetition and affirmation practices allows us to stay in the present moment and not allow our minds to get carried away. Live in each moment; don’t look back, don’t leap forward, just be in the now.
3. Letting Go. End each day and really end it! Mentally scan throughout your day acknowledging and remembering all that you have been through it. Be grateful for your day, and then let it all go. Let your mind go to ease when you prepare for sleep, so that you can then set yourself up again to arise the next day in peace.
If this all sounds wonderful to you, I hope you all take the time to purchase the book and get some wisdom from someone who really practices what she preaches, and has knowledge and true wisdom on living a peaceful, happy life. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments below!
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org