By focusing on a picture of serenity, we can find ourselves taking a deep breath and relaxing into the moment. My favorite canvas painting hangs on the bedroom wall where I can glance at it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It serves as a reminder of another favorite, Lesson 109 in A Course in Miracles, "I rest in God."
Here are a few passages that help me find peace:
"I rest in God." This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek. "I rest in God." This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is.
..."I rest in God." Completely undismayed, this thought will carry you through storms and strife, past misery and pain, past loss and death, and onward to the certainty of God. There is no suffering it cannot heal. There is no problem it cannot solve. And no appearance but will turn to truth before the eyes of you who rest in God."
In Him you have no cares and no concerns, no burdens, no anxiety, no pain, no fear of future and no past regrets. In timelessness you rest, while time goes by without its touch upon you, for your rest can never change in any way at all. You rest today."
I invite you take a deep breath, close your eyes, and silently whisper, "I rest in God."
Love and joyful blessings,