Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. In...and out. In...and out. In...and out.
Imagine you are out walking in the woods. It is a sunny day, but you are in the shade of the trees. It is cool and comfortable. Look around you. What kind of trees do you see? Are there big ones? Small ones? What kind of leaves do you see? Are there long ones, rounded ones? Pine needles? Perhaps there are a few leaves beginning to change color for fall. Can you smell the sap from the trees? Listen, you can hear the song of the birds. Hear their song of praise to the Lord. Hear the wind as it whispers through the trees. Continue walking in your woods, and enjoy the peace that is there.
There are many times in life that we have make a choice. We can choose the way that seems easy or we an pick the way that at first might seem like climbing up a big hill. But on that hill is a narrow path, a path to show us the way home.
Now take a few more deep breaths, in...and out. When you are ready, open your eyes.