I have written in the past about Parkinson’s recovery being a race won by the tortoise, not the hare. Last weekend, we were at the zoo, and I saw land tortoises and water tortoises, and I thought about all of you. What I realized in watching these amazing creatures was that they were fearless. Today, I remind you that the tortoise wins the race, and I ask you to be the fearless tortoise.
Here is picture I took to get you started:
As you can see, this tortoise had just come out of the water onto the beach and was stretching out and enjoying the Florida sunshine. This tortoise was winning the race. Be the tortoise, do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and win the race to your recovery.
Here is a reminder: Parkinson’s recovery is a race won by the tortoise, not the hare…slow and steady without many results for a while. This is why you have to know you are on the correct path and repeat, “I have the power to heal myself.”
If it was easy to cure yourself from Parkinson’s, none of you would be on this blog having our dialog. If it was easy to cure yourself from Parkinson’s, it would not be considered an incurable disease. If it was easy to cure yourself from Parkinson’s, you probably would see wonderful results after a couple of weeks and be very happy to be mostly recovered from the disease in a short amount of time. However, it is not easy.
So, back to the tortoise. The tortoise believed in himself against overwhelming odds. In a moment of clarity, he knew his path, and he knew in his heart of hearts and soul of souls that he would win the race. He did not stray from the path and he proceeded in the way a tortoise can…slow and steady…and he won. I would imagine that the spectators laughed at him and told him he was out of his mind to think he could win the race. He had to exhibit courage and internal strength to not only compete and win the race, but to ignore the naysayers hovering around his path spouting out their negativity. In this fight against Parkinson’s, we all learn from each other. Today, let’s learn from the tortoise.
What else can we learn from the tortoise?
TO FEARLESSLY ENJOY THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE. TO BE FILLED WITH FAITH AND PATIENCE, SLOWLY AND STEADILY (OR EVEN A BIT WOBBLY), LOOKING AROUND AND SEEING ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS AROUND YOU…AND LOOKING INSIDE AND SEEING THE BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THERE AS WELL.
And, how do I know that this tortoise is fearless and filled with faith? I will show you. The picture above in this blog post is a cropped version of the total picture I took. Here is the total picture:
This tortoise swam across the water and climbed on the beach within inches of the snout of the Gharial, a crocodile that is a native to the Indian subcontinent and is known to be a fish eater. The tortoise had complete faith in the Gharial’s eating habits, complete faith in the zookeeper’s decision to put them in the same area, and complete faith that it would be okay to come within inches of the Gharial’s snout without harm. With this complete, unwavering faith, the tortoise became fearless.
And then, it could calmly enjoy the Florida sunshine, still within a foot or so of Gharial, and facing in the opposite direction from this crocodile.
How about you? Let’s find your faith! How about complete faith in your cure so that you can see your increased tremors as meaning that you are generating more energy, so this is a good thing. How about complete faith in your cure so you can ignore what others are saying, and instead have compassion for them as they do not not understand Parkinson’s recovery. How about complete faith in yourself, the Recipe, and your Higher Power so you too can FEARLESSLY enjoy this journey called life.
Okay, everybody together so we can feel the strength around the world:
“The tortoise is filled with faith.
I am filled with faith.
The tortoise is fearless.
I am fearless.
The tortoise moves slowly, so it can be patient and enjoy life.
I am moving slowly, so I can be patient and enjoy life.
The tortoise wins the race.
I win the race.
I am the tortoise.
I am recovery.
I am my own cure.
I am worth it!!!”
Yes, my friends, each and every one of you is worth it!!!
All my best,