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My Sunday ‘To Be’ List


I want to be fully present to every experience I am given.

I want to be in a world where everyone truly loves themselves and knows that they matter.

I want to be open to every lesson that unfolds on my journey.

I want to be forgiving to my younger self for the things I didn’t know until I learned them.

I want to be aware each day of a way I can ease the suffering of another human being.

I want to be a part of healing our planet through meditation.

I want to be as thoughtful and funny as my daughter Michelle.

I want to be as joyful as my dog every time she sees a young child.

I want to be part of the solution to end world hunger.

I want to be brave and humble.

I want to be in the conversation doing the important work of creating a world of equality and justice for all beings.


In 2011, Barb Schmidt founded Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life through which she teaches The Practice—a three-part guide to practical spirituality in today’s modern world. A well-respected not-for-profit, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life has quickly expanded to include an online community via Facebook and through the weekly blog at