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Someone recently asked me how and when I started practicing mindfulness. It was long before I'd ever heard of it.

My appreciation of a quiet mind began decades ago when first reading The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. The book helped me eliminate what I called my "garbage thoughts," and to choose how I thought about people and situations. In that process, the constant mental noise I was accustomed to diminished, and in the ever widening spaces between my thoughts I discovered the power and tranquility of a quiet mind.

Though Peale's books may be considered outdated - it's been years since I've seen them in print - it was through their message that I first enjoyed psylence.

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