There are 5 days left in my 30-day November to Remember, No Excuses November, challenge 2014. We are in the home stretch of this challenge. I am pleased to report that many people who have accepted the challenge are reporting to me that they feel they are recovering and are sticking with the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. This is very exciting news. Congratulations to all of you. For those of you who are still thinking about whether or not to get started, it is never too late to get started. How about starting now!
Before I continue with this post, my wife Sally and I wish to offer abundant gratitude to all of you. As mentioned in my last post, Fighting Parkinson’s, and gratitude, acceptance, and surrender, Sally and I were involved in serious car accident when another driver ran through a light and hit our car. We have been overwhelmed by the love, prayers, well-wishes, and good thoughts we have received through comments on the blog, emails, phone call, and text messages. Thank you for opening your hearts to us. we are grateful for you.
Here is our update. Sally and I are okay. I have bruises and a stiff shoulder and neck. Sally has severely bruised ribs and a fractured bone in her foot, so she cannot walk without crutches. Last Thursday at the Orthopedic Institute, they fitted her with a boot to hold the foot tightly in place and said if she did not want surgery, she would have to keep her foot immobile for the next 6-8 weeks. We will work on healing her foot and see how things are when we meet with the Orthopedic doctor in three weeks. Our car was totaled, so we absolutely know how fortunate we are to come away with such small injuries. We are grateful for that as well.
Back to all of you! It is November 25th. How are you doing?
If you read about my 30-day challenge and you have been thinking about it for 25 days and have not started, you may be stuck in what is referred to as “paralysis by analysis.” For 25 days, you have been analyzing the nuances of the Recipe, and in the back of your mind has been this nagging question, “How do I know it will work for me?” Or, it could be this nagging question, “What if it works for everybody but me?” Or this nagging question, “What if I put in all of this effort and I do not get the results I want?” Or, “_______?” (fill in the blank yourself as you know best what is stopping you from doing the Recipe).
The question I ask you is “What harm can you cause by doing the Recipe?” If your answer is, “It could be a complete waste of my time,” I would imagine that the modified version of the Recipe outlined in my 30-day challenge would have taken less time to do each day than the amount of time you have spent thinking about not doing the Recipe and/or researching other things that do not help you recover. Why not replace your hesitancy caused by over-thinking with action that will move you toward your own recovery? Why not jump in now and be your own cure!
In each moment of time, we leave our old self and step into a new self. Our old self is just a memory, an impression of how we viewed our self a moment ago. Maybe your “old” self was an over-thinker. Maybe your “old” self did not believe, “I have the power to heal myself.” Maybe your “old” self did not believe in the Recipe. Maybe your “old” self did not believe that being cured from Parkinson’s is possible. If you take a good hard look at your “old” self with Parkinson’s Disease, is this “old” self who you want to be forever?
I didn’t think so. Leave your “old” self behind and step into your “new” self, your “new” self who is going to take action against your Parkinson’s. After you accept my challenge for these last 5 days of November, you will move forward with your “new” self and the Recipe, and in each moment you are taking action, you are stepping into your “new” self, healthier and more confident than the last “old” self you left behind.
And, as you keep stepping into your “new” self after “new” self after “new” self, time and time again, it will hit you that you are in Parkinson’s recovery…you are becoming your own cure. How delightful is that!
Let’s make the most of these first five days of the rest of your life!
Make the commitment to cure yourself from Parkinson’s!
Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear:
“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am halting, slowing, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great!
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
All my best,