In my last post, I explained that as long as you are doing the soul, mind, and body parts of the Recipe every day, then you are laying a strong foundation for your recovery. Today is a reminder from the tortoise that your speed doesn’t matter…forward is forward. With that in mind, let’s keep moving forward and laying a strong foundation in your recovery.
There are things we can learn from the tortoise every day. Please remember, when you proceed like the tortoise, slow and steady, you tend to see many beautiful things in life that you used to just walk passed without noticing. And the joy you feel in living opens your heart and your dopamine as you are working on your recovery. When you are moving like the tortoise, slowly and steadily, you also have more time to notice all of the subtle unpleasant changes that are happening to your body. How do you put fear to the side and deal with those changes? Keep moving forward!
To keep moving forward when the unpleasantries of Parkinson’s are visiting you, faith that you are recovering is critical. And action…doing the soul, mind, and body healing in the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is how you put fear aside and deal with those unpleasant changes.
One of the greatest difficulties in this recovery is not being concerned about the subtle, and not so subtle, changes that occur day-to-day. Since the Parkinson’s body has limited energy, you have to trust it to know where you need the healing the most. Some days that means you walk a little slower, some days it means you tremor more, some days it means you have a headache.
Here’s a look at how to accept these matters:
“Okay. Apparently, I am supposed to be walking slower, because if I wasn’t supposed to be walking slower, I would not be walking slower. My speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.”
“Okay. Apparently, I am supposed to be tremoring more, because if I wasn’t supposed to be tremoring more, I would not be tremoring more. My speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.”
“Okay. Apparently, I am supposed to have a headache, because if I wasn’t supposed to have a headache, I would not have one. My speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.”
The power of “Okay. Apparently…” is representative of true acceptance of what the Universe is offering, and it defeats anger and frustration and resentment and fear. Instead of looking at something and getting upset, just say, “Okay. Apparently, that was supposed to happen” or “Okay. Apparently, I wasn’t supposed to be doing that….” I think you get the picture. The more unpleasant things that occur that you can look at and say, “Okay. Apparently…” the more calm you will be and less angry and fearful you will be as you continue your recovery.
And, the one thing you need to keep constant in your recovery is the Recipe. It is the road map. It helps keep you focused and it helps keep you on the path to your recovery.
With the Recipe, your body, mind, and soul can say, “Okay, I know you are doing these things, and I know you are generating this energy, calming this mind, and opening this heart, thank you, now we can start fixing this mess.”
How about taking a lesson from the tortoise and fully embracing that “your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.” Then, grab onto the Recipe, and add in some faith, action and acceptance! How about being the tortoise and being your recovery in everything you do!
Your speed doesn’t matter…forward is forward! Keep laying a strong foundation in your recovery.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,