I began my last five posts with this: Is Parkinson’s curable? My answer is Yes, Parkinson’s is curable! This is what you need to know in your heart. Today, I want to lighten it up a little and have everybody take a mental break from Parkinson’s. Are you in?
Today I want to change things up. Today I want to paint a mental picture different from the gloom and doom mental picture created at the neurologist’s office and all over the internet. Here goes.
Suppose at the conclusion of your neurologist’s visit that you were told this:
“I notice that you are moving slowly, your balance is not great, you have some stiffness, and you have this tremor. These are very common ailments of people as they age, mostly being more pronounced when people are in their later 70’s in age. However, 1% of the population experiences a phenomenon that is a form of premature aging. That’s all you have. A form of premature aging. You have nothing to worry about. And, just like I would tell an older client, the more you move, the better you eat, the more you stretch, the more you get out and take walks with nature, and the more you reduce your stress, the better you will be. There is nothing to fear. Nothing bad will happen. There is nothing to prescribe for you except living a calmer, more joyful life. You are only experiencing “old age” a little early.”
So, my friends, how would you have felt if that is all you were told was wrong with you? How calm would your mind have been? How joyful would your heart have been? How many of you would have said to yourselves, “Oh, my, early old age…I should have come here sooner rather than worrying these last few years or so, thinking constantly ‘what is going wrong with me?'”
Are you in? If that had been your diagnosis, how many of you are in?
Sit with that feeling for a moment. Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, suffering from nothing more than an earlier-than-expected natural aging process.
Now, while holding on to that outstanding feeling, that hope-and-faith-filled premature aging feeling of glee, let’s step back into present reality.
If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® then you have nothing to worry about. You are healing your soul and releasing your dopamine by opening your heart, you are calming your mind by engaging in sitting zazen and releasing negative thoughts and fear, and you are healing your body by doing the physical part of the Recipe.
You might as well be suffering from nothing more than premature aging. You have nothing more to fear than that, which means you have nothing to fear at all. No fear of life. No fear of Parkinson’s. No fear! Just recovery.
As we have discussed many times before, where your heart is focused and where your mind is focused, your body will respond.
Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Recovery. Cure! Are you in!
Is Parkinson’s Curable? Yes!
They say incurable. We say, “YES, IN CURABLE!”
They say impossible. We say, “YES, I’M POSSIBLE!”
So, embrace the Recipe and chant with me:
“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.
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
All my best,