My Yoke is Easy- Mindfulness Exercise

I close my eyes and see all of my negative thoughts swirling around me

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My head is bent under the weight of it all

I breathe in “Praise
I exhale “Jesus”

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“Come to me,” Jesus says, “all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”

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Breathe in “Praise”, breathe out “Jesus.”

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Meditate on God’s creation, the moon, stars, skies.
Listen to creation, the wind, rain, birds.

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As I continue to breathe I feel my yoke lessening.
I begin to relax and enjoy the present moment. I am one of God’s creations and I belong here- for now-amidst creation’s glory.

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Jesus has replaced my heavy yoke with one of feathers.
I feel them, soft and light on my neck. I am free.

A joy filled heart is a curative balm

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I have found rest for my soul.
I stay here for as long as I like.

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden in light. Matthew 11:28-30