Through this daily training—this visual practice—Angel and Marc have ultimately learned that peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard realities to deal with; peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be capable of maintaining a calm, collected mind.

To an extent, I know you’ve learned something similar over the years from experience, too.

But just like us, you often forget.

And that’s precisely why we have our “notes to self.”

So, my challenge to YOU is to start practicing alongside us today.

To get started, steal our “notes to self” below—perhaps just the ones that resonate most—and place them somewhere you can see them.  Then, whenever you catch yourself feeling overly stressed out, pause for a minute and quietly read them to yourself.  See how doing so gradually changes the way you think through life’s twists and turns and potholes.