I was listening to an interview with comedian Michael Jr. on the Ziglar Show podcast. I don’t follow pop culture too much. But evidently, he is movin’ and shakin’. He’s been on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Oprah, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
He spoke about what he does when he feels like his load is too much.
We all feel that way sometimes. We call it burdened or overwhelmed or weighed down. Whatever we call it, life can feel like an awful lot to deal with. Or just plain too much.
Our bodies and minds are parts of a system. What we do with one affects the other. Getting on your knees for prayer changes the way your spirit enters into that prayer. Worrying a lot can make you vulnerable to physical illness.
So, it’s no surprise that Michael Jr. has found a physical practice that helps him spiritually.
If he’s feeling weighed down, he puts his hands up to his shoulders and then acts out lifting a box (or something). Then he says something like, “You said that my burden would be light, so this burden must be yours.” Then he pushes the “burden” up toward the sky and lets it float away to God.
It may seem silly, but physical practices can be a powerful part of our spiritual lives. They change the way our whole self is involved in the prayer.
If you know that you are meant to be a gift to the world, but you are feeling weighed down, try Michael Jr’s practice of lifting your burden and then sending it to God with a physical motion accompanying your prayer.
I have a similar practice. Perhaps I will share it tomorrow.
You are a gift to the world. Believe it. Own it. Live it.
Here’s a link to the Ziglar Show podcast home page. It’s worth checking out. I find it enriching and encouraging. You can find the interview with Michael Jr. there and a whole lot more. The Ziglar Show.