In my previous post, Fighting Parkinson’s, and your glass is half full, I discuss looking for the heart-felt, dopamine-producing positive side to the things occurring in your life. About a year ago, I invited everybody to play a positive thinking game, and I feel it is just what is needed to assist all of you in not only seeing your glass half-full, but in seeing your glass overflowing with abundant joy!
To begin, please click here and re-read Fighting Parkinson’s, and your glass is half full, including the comments.
Okay! Who is ready to play a game?
This is a self-monitored game, and we can play together for the next week. I will call it the Positive Thinking Only game.
As I have told you many times, you are not your symptoms. Since you are not your symptoms, you need to stop being obsessed with your symptoms. That, my friends, is the challenge of the game. Okay, I did not say it would be an easy game.
Here are the rules: Think positive thoughts, only, about your recovery. When negative thoughts enter your mind about your recovery, send them away. Here is some assistance:
Click here to give them to God or whoever it is to whom you pray.
Click here to bail fear from your boat.
You are not your symptoms. Keep telling yourself, “I am my recovery.” Do not judge your symptoms as better or worse, good or bad. Do not consume yourself with what your symptoms are doing. Worrying about the future only makes them worse and it paints a picture to the Universe that you expect a worse future. Keep your thoughts light and joyful.
View your symptoms like this:
Parkinson’s is defined by symptoms. I have Parkinson’s, therefore I have symptoms. THAT’S IT! They mean nothing more than that you have Parkinson’s, which you already know and already have accepted. THAT’S IT!
You are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, so whatever is going on in your life and your recovery is necessary in your life and your recovery. Smile, feel joyful, and SEE your recovery. Close your eyes and SEE your recovery as you run or dance or drive your car or swim or ski or jump on the trampoline or walk up the stairs or bring your food to your mouth. SEE your recovery and open your heart to the joyfulness you will have on the inside as you experience your recovery.
SEE your recovery and feel joy in the journey.
Do not wait for your recovery. SEE IT AND BE IT…NOW!!!
That’s the game. Who wants to play? Who is willing to spend the next seven days being joyful in your heart and releasing all negative thoughts and emotions while transforming them into positive thoughts and emotions?
Come on and play. What have you got to lose?
You are worth it!!!
All my best,