Fighting Parkinson’s, and your experience in the moment

Whatever is going on with you right now, it is your experience in the moment. Sometimes the experience in the moment is pleasant, sometimes it is unpleasant. The important thing is not to become attached to the experience as it will change in each moment, and this includes not becoming fearful if it is an unpleasant experience.

If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, then every experience you are having is something that is required for your recovery, plain and simple. Do not be afraid.

Some people with Parkinson’s look at a pleasant experience in their life and recovery and say, “This will not last” or “I should not get my hopes up too high” or “This is too good to be true.” They also look at unpleasant experiences, but have only one thing to say, “Oh no, my symptoms are getting worse.” All of these statements have one thing in common — lack of faith.

Those who have faith in themselves, faith in their Higher Power, and faith in the Recipe, fully and fearlessly accept every single thing that occurs, whether pleasant or unpleasant, and they smile and say, “This is just my current experience. It will change moment by moment and then I will have new experiences. Above all, I know that whatever is occurring is necessary for my recovery, so I choose to not be afraid!”

Each time you have a pleasant experience, accept it as part of your recovery, be happy in the moment, and keep doing what you are doing in your recovery. This is how you go moment by moment being yourself, your real self, and feeling the positive experience of recovery. Know that you are deserving and worthy, and do not talk yourself out of pleasant experiences by non-acceptance of them or by surmising when they may go away.

Each time you have an unpleasant experience, accept it as part of your recovery, be happy in the moment, and keep doing what you are doing in your recovery. This is how you go moment by moment being yourself, your real self, and feeling the positive experience of recovery. Know that you are deserving and worthy, and do not become attached to the unpleasant experience by surmising that it means you are getting worse. Think back to how many times you have felt worse than you are feeling today…this alone should prove to you that you are getting better.

So, in the future, if your experience is an unpleasant one, you can know that it is just an unpleasant experience in that moment, but that it is a continuing sign of your recovery. Do not be afraid.

Parkinson’s reality is hitting the wall again and again and again, and having to tell yourself, “I have the power to heal myself” again and again and again. And then you have to walk into your new self and do something in furtherance of your path to recovery. Remember, when you hit the wall, Parkinson’s is the wall…fearlessly chip away at it a piece at a time and you will destroy the wall.

Look inside yourself and have faith in the Recipe and in your recovery. Then, no matter what you face, let go of the usual negative emotions and fears that come to the surface. They only feed the Parkinson’s. Instead, look at the situation and say, “Apparently, this is necessary for my Parkinson’s recovery.” And smile. Your experience in the moment is recovery. You are recovery. Know it, and Parkinson’s will be afraid of you!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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19 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and your experience in the moment

  1. Pardeep says:

    Thanks again Howard!

  2. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, great post. Oh the simplicity of living in the present moment. It is so true that this condition changes minute by minute in my experience anyway. Trust is massive and staying grounded. I mentioned all the warriors in my prayer last night, I specifically asked for each of us to have peace in our minds and hearts. When my mind is peaceful I don’t get overwhelmed which is horrendous. When I feel peaceful I take it day by day and trust in the process. Big love to all.
    Karen xx

  3. Sushil Kapila says:

    Thanks for your warm and motivating message. I shall win over Parkinson, that is my firm belief.

  4. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thanks, Howard! This is amazing.

    So…what happened is that all the symptoms completely stopped. The first time was about 3-days and the second time about 6-days. I wondered how long I needed to wait until I said something in here. I wanted to make sure that the symptoms were truly gone for good. I am confident that it was my fluctuating faith after about 6- days that brought the symptoms back upon me. Allowing my faith to vacillate was the incorrect thinking choice.

    All of God’s love be upon everyone.


  5. Tery and Werni says:

    Thanks again Howard! You hit the very important point, thanks!
    Many thanks to Karen’s praying, so thoughtful and kind of you, we will
    follow your example!! Great!

  6. Cathy Dixon-Owens says:

    Thank you Howard! Great post and one I really needed to hear.

  7. Smita Shinde says:

    Thank you Howard for this reminder. I needed it the most now. I am very grateful to you for being there always.
    I strongly feel that there is a reason I found your website. It’s your guidance and motivation keeps me going on right path.


  8. Mari says:

    Great post Howard,
    Thank you

  9. Lori Christian says:

    My husband Rick experienced a few uncomfortable body change movements this week,
    but charged right thru with great attitude of knowing his body is working the balance
    issues out!! Keep up the great work everyone, all good body balance will come to you!!
    Lori Christian

  10. Gina says:

    You were right Howard, this is the post I needed to hear. Happy for you Karen, in Texas! Trying to enjoy the journey one day at a time here in Michigan. :)

  11. Dave M says:

    Wonderful Howard…. thanks

  12. Berni says:

    Thank you Howard and to Karen for your prayers. Wonderful news for you Karen from Texas!

    There is so much love on this blog I’m so grateful to be part of it.

    Keep up the good work, we all deserve our recovery!

  13. Zeljko says:

    Beautiful post Howard

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