I have stilled my soul, hushed it like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother's lap, so is my soul within me.
No one can deny the anxieties of modern life. Now, add to that a mood disorder such as bipolar. Then, mix in 5 kids with mood disorders and you pretty much understand my life.
The prophet King David, my patron saint, was also an intense guy with a lot on his mind and kids with issues. When frustrated I can see him sitting down with his harp and singing to the Lord.
I've been trying this strategy lately by singing some simple prayers: "Jubilate Deo" (Be Joyful in God) and "Dona Nobis Pacem" (Give us peace).
This is just one strategy for stilling the soul. Like a child on its mother's lap, sing a lullaby.