Fighting Parkinson’s, and losing our minds

Losing our minds helps us recover. In response to this statement, if you now are thinking, “Howard has lost his mind,” you are absolutely correct. This is such an important point, I have the following quote at the bottom right-hand corner of the home page on this site: “‘Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses.’ -Socrates, Dan Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior-.” It is true!

Here is why this is so important:

1. You tell somebody you are going to recover from Parkinson’s Disease. Their response is, “You have lost your mind; Parkinson’s is incurable.” Aren’t you happy that you have lost your mind.
2. You tell your doctor you are fighting Parkinson’s drug free/reducing medications/gotten off of medications so you can recover. The response is, “You have lost your mind. You cannot recover from Parkinson’s, and you have to be on medications if you have Parkinson’s Disease.” Aren’t you happy that you have lost your mind.
3. You tell somebody you may look worse and feel worse, but inside you know you are recovering. Their response is, “You have lost your mind. You cannot be recovering because you look so bad on the outside.” Aren’t you happy that you have lost your mind.
4. Somebody sees your tremors increasing while you are doing Standing Qigong or Brain Vibrations Chanting, and you say not to worry because it is a sign of recovery. Their response is, “You have lost your mind. If your tremors increase it always means your Parkinson’s is getting worse.” Aren’t you happy that you have lost your mind.
5. You have started decreasing your medications or have gotten off of your medications, and you explain to someone that the extra bit of stiffness or pain you are experiencing is nothing to worry about because reducing or getting off of the medications means you are recovering. Their response is, “You have lost your mind. Any increase in stiffness or pain always means your Parkinson’s is getting worse.” Aren’t you happy that you have lost your mind.

Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses. I hope you are getting the message of how important this point is. Coupled with faith, it is how we defeat fear.

Fear.
Fear is the mind creating a future that may never occur. It takes us out of the moment.
Fear is the mind misinterpreting what is occurring in the moment and then creating a false picture of the future.
Fear is the mind being so powerful that in its creation of a false future we have a negative physical reaction.
Fear is the mind being so powerful that as it is creating a false future and we have a negative physical reaction, we stop the positive things we are doing in our life and our recovery.
Fear is the mind being so powerful that when it creates our false future and we have a negative physical reaction and we stop the positive things we are doing in our life and our recovery, the fear-based future that the mind has created comes true…it is the ultimate self-fulfilling prophesy of gloom and doom…gloom and doom that never would have taken place but for the power of the mind, the Adrenaline-driven, fear-based, Parkinson’s-thinking mind!

Don’t you think it is time to lose your mind? Don’t you think it is time to come to your senses?

Faith.
Faith is our hearts feeling in the moment.
Faith is our hearts feeling so strongly in our conviction of our path and our recovery that we are unshakable.
Faith is our hearts feeling so strongly in a Higher Power that cannot be experienced with our five senses, that we are returned to the source, our hearts, and we find comfort there…and joy and dopamine.

Fear equals Mind.
Faith equals Heart and No Mind.

Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses.

Isn’t it time to lose your mind?

Aren’t you worth it?

All my best,

Howard

 

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5 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and losing our minds

  1. Barry says:

    If PD does nothing more than have me loose some of my too-active mind, prompting me to a more open-hearted existence, it will have been a remarkable gift.

  2. Christine says:

    Barrys comment absolutely reflects my own experience.PD has made me a much better,more loving and compassionate person.I am sorry I have had to have this experience to come to my senses but am so glad to be finding out who I really am.

  3. Denise and Charles Gauthier says:

    I love your philosophy, we practice these every day and the things are going better and better for Charles. Just the title of your blog is an inspiration. We practice your exercices (chinese), check our believes all time, increase joy and love in our heart, listen Gregg Braden explaining how the divine matrix react to our feeling and tough and there is our fantastic road to recovery !!! thank you

  4. Helen says:

    Thank you for the post about losing mind it came just when I needed to hear this. It felt supportive and understanding. It saved me again. I agree having ok has helped me slow down take more care of myself and opened a door to me thank u for all the comments and to Howard congratulations on speaking at the seminar you r doing a good job. I find diet has been important I have had to learn to eat well and fresh. Goodnight all.

  5. Howard says:

    You are welcome. And, thank you to all of your…we are losing our minds together and saying “okay!”
    Blessings,
    Howard

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