In life, we have many things we feel we have to do. This past week, a theme from the past arose a few times, so today we will talk about again: “I know that I have to do the Recipe in order to have my recovery, but I am having trouble finding the time.” I asked each person to shift his or her thinking to “get to” do the Recipe instead of “have to” do the Recipe.
The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is available to all of you. Whether you feel you “have to” do the Recipe or “get to” do the Recipe is a small shift in attitude that can make a world of difference in how you approach your life and your recovery.
Take a look at the things in life that you feel you “have to” do. On careful examination, most if not all of those things feel like burdens or obligations, duties or responsibilities. You do not look at them with enthusiasm or excitement.
Now, take a look at the things in life that you “get to” do. On careful examination, all of those things feel like gifts that have been bestowed upon you and you look at them with enthusiasm and excitement.
Let’s look at the Recipe. For me, the Recipe was a gift. In a world that said Parkinson’s was a life sentence of misery from a progressively degenerative neurological disease that they could not even slow or halt, let alone reverse or cure, simply put, having the Recipe and working on slowing, halting, reversing, and curing my Parkinson’s was seen by me as a gift.
If you look at the Recipe as a “have to,” then you probably see it as an obligation or burden in your day, and you approach it with no excitement. I would imagine that your soul, mind, and body response to your lack of excitement is lack of excitement as well.
If you look at the Recipe as a “get to,” then you probably see it as a gift, a grand opportunity to bring yourself back into balance, soul, mind, and body. And, while you are “getting to” do the Recipe, it occurs to you that you are a precious gift and that the Recipe is allowing you to treat yourself with love, kindness, and compassion.
Over time, you will realize that if you look at everything happening in your life as something you “get to” do for the simple reason that you are alive with your soul in a human being, then you will begin to see that this life is the most precious gift of all. With this life, you “get to” do what you want, including “getting to” cure yourself from Parkinson’s.
Shift your thinking and add this into your day: every time you do something, think, I “get to” do whatever it is you just did…I “get to” eat breakfast, I “get to” tremor, I “get to” walk slowly, I “get to” smile, laugh, feel love, joy, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude….
As a result of having my recovery, I “get to” share with you my recovery and my thoughts about your recovery. I am grateful for each and every one of you.
Okay. Grab the Recipe with a new attitude, and let me hear all of you:
“I ‘get to’ do the Recipe, which provides me the opportunity to slow, halt, reverse, and ultimately cure myself from Parkinson’s. I am alive, so I ‘get to’ do everything in my life.”
You are worth it!!!
All my best,