I have written in the past that your recovery is won by the tortoise, not the hare…slow and steady…nothing happens fast. There are always more lessons to be learned from the tortoise, so here we go!
In our push-button-everything-in-an-instant world, here is an important reminder: you did not get Parkinson’s in an instant, and it will not go away in an instant.
When you think of the race between the tortoise and the hare, two things come to mind: (1) the tortoise is slow and steady, never leaves the path, and often looks like he is going nowhere at all…he is without many results for a while; and (2) the hare takes off like a shot, gets fantastic results right away, and then, he becomes complacent and leaves the path.
In the end, the tortoise, with his strong conviction and faith that he was on the correct path, finishes the race and wins.
This is why you have to have faith that you are on the correct path, take slow and steady action, and repeat, “I have the power to heal myself.” That is the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® path to your full recovery.
If it was easy to recover from Parkinson’s, none of you would be on this blog having our dialog. If it was easy to recover from Parkinson’s, it would not be considered an incurable disease. If it was easy to recover from Parkinson’s, you probably would see such wonderful results after a couple of weeks and be so happy to be mostly recovered from the disease in a short amount of time, that maybe you would become complacent like the hare and never finish the race to full recovery. However, recovery from Parkinson’s is not easy.
Now, back to the tortoise. The tortoise believed in himself against overwhelming odds. In a moment of clarity, he knew his path, and he knew in his heart of hearts and soul of souls that he would win the race. He did not stray from the path and he proceeded in the only way a tortoise can…slow and steady…and he won. I would imagine that the spectators laughed at him and told him he was out of his mind to think he could win the race. He had to exhibit courage and internal strength to not only compete and win the race, but to ignore the naysayers hovering around his path spouting out their negativity.
Another lesson you can learn from the tortoise is meditating and looking inside yourself. When the tortoise senses danger, what does he do? He pulls in 6 things: his head, his tail, and all four legs, and then his shell provides protection.
When you sense danger (Parkinson’s giving you increased tremors or pain or slowness or fear), you should meditate, which helps you pull in 6 things, your five senses and your chattering mind, and you form a calming shell of protection against your Parkinson’s.
In this fight against Parkinson’s, we all learn from each other. Today, let’s learn from the tortoise.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,