Be Still

Be Still and Know that I am God.


Do you remember the art pictures that have all the dots and when you stare at the dots long enough a picture some how appears in the midst of the dots?  When I first looked at one of those pictures all I saw was dots and thought to myself how in the world could there be a picture, all I see is dots.  Then the person next to you says, “I see it, I see the sailboat.”  Then the thought crosses my mind, “there is no way there is a sailboat in the middle of this mess, all I see is dots.”  So I try harder and persevere because if he saw it, then I can see it.  After several minutes of trying I found myself getting frustrated, my eyes started to hurt and I wanted to give up.  I started believing that I would never see the sailboat.  I envied the person next to me because they saw it and I didn’t, and they were so joyful and happy because of it.  But in the weariness I just took in a deep breath, relaxed and just sat there awhile longer because I knew that I knew that I knew that there was a sailboat and I was determined to see it.  I stayed focused and then out of no where, when I least expected it, the sailboat appeared in the midst of all the dots.  I was overtaken with joy because I finally saw the sailboat.  Each time I went back to that picture it became easier and easier to see the sailboat, to the point now, all I see is the sailboat I can’t even see the dots anymore.

So, are you focused on the dots in your life or the sailboat?  The dots represent the chaos.  The sailboat represent the peace in the midst of the chaos, you could call this God.  Maybe the dots are anxiety, constant worrying, anger, frustration, depression, judgment, control issues, sickness, relationship problems, bad circumstances, financial issues, negative attitudes, negative thoughts and words, death in the family, addictions, and the list could go on and on.  Maybe you are at the state where you don’t believe there can be peace in the middle of this mess.  You’re frustrated, depressed, and ready to give up because you can’t find the sailboat or maybe you don’t even believe that there is a sailboat to rescue you.  So how do you find the sailboat?

Let me share with you part of my journey.  A little over 10 years ago I experienced the lowest point of my life.  I found myself in a pit of hell suffering with intense panic attacks, addictions, control issues, hidden anger.  I was hearing voices, hallucinating, my marriage was falling apart, my face and left arm were going numb, I had acquired a lot of debt from my addictions and not one thought in my head or one word that came out of my mouth was peaceful.  My life was 0% peace.  I was losing everything.  I wanted to give up.  I became more and more frustrated with my circumstances.  I had no idea what I was going to do and I was terrified.  I desired peace so much but had no idea how to get it.  And one day while sitting outside in nature I stumbled onto something that changed my life forever, it is called Stillness.  I went outside seeking to just get away from it all and a ladybug landed on my arm.  I gazed upon it and for some reason stayed focused on it for quite awhile wondering why God created it.  I got lost in this little ladybug as I noticed the colors, the dots, the little legs, the wings and the way it felt on my arm as it walked around.  After about fifteen minutes or so, I felt a peace come over me that I had never felt before.  I remember saying to myself, “Oh my Gosh, I’m not anxious, what is this?”  That experience left me craving more and more of that peace.  So I went back every chance I could, seeking to find that peace again and every time I found it.  Healing took place within my spirit, my mind and my body with each experience.  I found my sailboat in the midst of all my dots.  God met me right where I was and rescued me.  Now I am aboard the sailboat.  I am happy to say that I never received medical help or professional counseling or any other sort of thing you would think to heal.  I healed completely naturally and became a whole person, spirit, mind & body through the power of Stillness.

So let me ask you…are you suffering in some sort of way?  Is your life or your mind full of chaos?  I promise you, there is a sailboat ready to rescue you.  You just have to choose to be still long enough to find it.

Be Love, Give Love


About the Author


Abby Lewis has a degree in Health and Wellness and her massage therapy license. She is the author of Living Still and producer of A Breath~in Stillness. Her life’s work is to passionately encourage others to experience transformation of spirit, mind and body by learning to practice “living still.”


  1. Jack

    This story is SO similar to the “I can’t see the sailboat in the dots!” scene from the Kevin Smith film Mallrats. I think it’s a joke/parody of that scene.

    • Abby

      I have never seen Mailrats so I am unaware of the scene you are referring to but thank you for engaging in my website. Abby

  2. Abby

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