Do you ever get that feeling of peace when you just look at a Buddha statue ? There is something about Buddha statues that just seem to emit tranquility..In my experience I feel quieted and calm when I let my eyes settle on a Buddha image.
"Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever." - Nichiren Daishonin