Last month, I made a big push with my November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge 2016 to do a modified version of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® for 30 days. The 30 days ended yesterday, November 30, 2016. So, what’s next? Where do you go from here?
Yesterday was November 30, 2016 and today is December 1, 2016. We have a way of putting labels and limits on our lives based upon what somebody at some previous time decided was correct. Theoretically, if somebody’s decision had been different, today would be November 31, 2016. What I am trying to point out to you is that much of what we think is real is a script written by somebody else, and we have been following the script and its rules without question.
If you want to be cured of Parkinson’s, then today, you need to begin breaking the rules, clearing out the illusions, and writing your own script of where you want to go in your life and your recovery. It is time to choose to start truly being your cure and living your cure!
Faith says “I know I am going to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I will do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® every day until I am cured!” That’s it! So, what are you doing in the moment RIGHT NOW?
Where is your mind? Is it looking back at November thinking good thoughts? Is it looking back at November thinking self-criticizing thoughts about how you did with the 30-day challenge? Is it looking forward with excitement? Is it looking forward with fear?
As you can see, the mind pulls you away from what is going on RIGHT NOW! What is going on right now is you are reading this post with your fellow travelers on this path to your cure…be in the moment, gather strength and perseverance from yourself and each other, connect to each other through the universal energy…draw energy from inside yourself, share it with the others, and draw their energy into you as you feel it in this moment, RIGHT NOW!
And smile. We all are in this life together. We are drawn here together for a reason. Being as we all are here together, why not make the most of it and help ourselves by helping each other.
Where is your mind? When you are sharing the universal energy with each other, bringing yourself into the moment RIGHT NOW, and feeling each other’s love and compassion, you cannot answer the question “where is your mind,” because your mind leaves, and your heart controls the moment.
Yes, when you are in the moment RIGHT NOW, you are in your heart, and for that flicker in the moment RIGHT NOW, your mind does not exist in the past or in the future…there is no judgment, no regret, no criticism, no fear…no deceptive, illusion-filled, Adrenaline-driven mind.
In the moment RIGHT NOW, as we gather together and feel each other’s presence, there is love, joy, compassion, contentment, gratitude, forgiveness, happiness, and simply being.
And, where is my mind? I do not know. I am in my heart, just being with all of you.
And, where is your mind? The more you are in your heart, in the moment RIGHT NOW, the more you will be able to answer the question “where is your mind,” with “I do not know, I am in my heart, just being.”
Today is December 1, 2016. How about that. What are you doing in the moment RIGHT NOW?
Why not start breaking the rules, RIGHT NOW!
How about letting go of your over-thinking mind in favor of your loving, compassionate heart. How about making the commitment to yourself to cure yourself from Parkinson’s, and then living your cure in all you do, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
You can do this. I know you can!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
Beautiful post Howard, you are so right in that I feel the love and connection from my warrior comrades on here and it always gives me strength and comfort, not to mention the love also which you Howard generate through this blog and personally to each one of us. Love is such a powerful gift. I feel its presence each week when I visit here.
Big Love to all.
Yes, being in the “now” has always been a struggle for me. My mind always having something better to do. It’s difficult, but worth it, and necessary!
Being in the moment is my grandest challenge. I constantly have to remind myself to be in the present moment and concentrate on what I’m doing right now.
I catch myself thinking of what comes next while I’m actually doing my exercises.
But doing the “Recipe” on a regular daily basis has become a necessity and gives me a lot of structure. I just love doing it – it feels so right!!
Wow so inspiring
Thank you, Howard. Your steadfast encouragement and love are great gifts. Thank you for sharing your life, love, and wisdom.
The mental struggle is the most challenging for me as well. I am currently reading the Tao of Pooh…….recommended by my son. It is excellent. I am learning to understand how to live in the now….. and addresses the over thinking, too.
Stay strong, fellow warriors. Recovery will prevail.
Your arrows have hit my heart again. Spot on.
Thank you Howard!
Thanks for the “Right Now” message; so much energy is consumed slogging around in the whatever-landscape of past and future meanderings.
I love hearing from you Howard and all the old and new warriors. We are growing happy healthy and strong together.
Thank you Howard for your wise wisdom in dealing with this illness as you encourage
others to be diligent in doing the Recipe. Happy Holidays to and your family.
Very inspirational. Thank you Howard and warriors! After being diagnosed with PD, my neurologist told me to try to avoid blood sugar spikes up or down. Recently I have noticed a bit more tolerance for going over 2-3 hours between eating…after working more diligently on my “Recipe” in November. Before, I would suffer low blood sugar with attendant “brain fog” and minor nausea after working 2-3 hours without eating, but lately I found I don’t HAVE to eat every 3 hours or so to function. Before it was most often a necessity. This is a very good change!
Don says he doesn’t have anything to say but I do. Don’s hearing is now more acute. I had given up mentioning certain things to him because I “knew” that he could not hear it so I stopped mentioning things. To my pleasant surprise, Don has begun mentioning things to me.
I give thanks to our Supreme Creator God for all the beautiful gifts and miracles. Watching the progression is truly a miracle.
Blessings and love to all.
Karen and Don
Thank you all.
Thank you Howard!
My heart is overflowing with gratitude to you Howard. GOD made you a blessing for us.