In my previous blog post, I explained that extreme temperatures were running rampant around the world. I said, “Keep your faith and defeat your fear…you ARE NOT getting worse!” Today, we add compassion.
As I spoke with people this past week, even though they had read last week’s blog post, many still were upset with themselves over fatigue, lessening abilities, and increased symptoms. I began with compassion, “Please do not worry about these things. Yes, they are unpleasant. However, they are caused by the extreme weather changes, and they do not mean that your Parkinson’s is getting worse.”
Compassion is an interesting thing. As naturally sympathetic and empathetic people, we generally have no problem consoling others with compassion. The bigger question is, “What if you are the one who needs compassion, and you are the only one there?” Then you need to give compassion to yourself.
On Wednesday, I asked a person, “Do you have compassion for everybody who has Parkinson’s?” He said, “Of course.” I then pointed out that he was within the set of people who have Parkinson’s disease, so he needed have compassion for himself as well. He agreed.
So, as you face the extreme weather, or even when not facing extreme weather, if you are fatigued, or your abilities fluctuate, or your symptoms look worse, reach deep into your heart and soul and bring compassion to the surface…and then share the compassion with yourself by telling yourself, “I am doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I am doing my best, my best is good enough, my Parkinson’s is healing, I am joyful, and I am grateful.” And smile.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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