When you received the diagnosis that you had Parkinson’s, you also were told it was incurable. Essentially, you were sentenced to a lifetime with Parkinson’s. It does not have to be that way!
Today’s question is rather simple: Do you accept the Parkinson’s life sentence (accepting the diagnosis and prognosis), or do you accept the diagnosis, but instead of accepting the prognosis of a lifetime with Parkinson’s, you decide to have faith in a Higher Authority and then work on your recovery?
I would imagine that if you are here and reading this blog, then you are not only challenging the prognosis, but you are also doing everything possible to have a happier ending. Good for you!
Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Recovery. That is the formula to your full recovery doing the soul, mind, and body parts of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
Faith. Sometimes it is difficult to keep faith alive, particularly on those days where you feel like a prisoner in your own body. You know the days, when walking is hard and eating is hard, and extreme slowness, stiffness, and tremors are the flavors of the day. This is where faith is critical. Without faith, you throw in the towel, go back in your prison cell and shut the door, and serve out your Parkinson’s life sentence in misery. Faith says, “It doesn’t have to be that way.” If you are struggling with faith, please click here.
Attitude. Sometimes it is difficult to have a positive attitude, particularly on those days where you feel like a prisoner in your own body. You know the days, when walking is hard and eating is hard, and extreme slowness, stiffness, and tremors are the flavors of the day. This is where a positive attitude is critical. Without a positive attitude, you throw in the towel, go back in your prison cell and shut the door, and serve out your Parkinson’s life sentence in misery. A positive attitude says, “I can do this and have my full recovery.” If you are struggling with keeping a positive attitude, please click here.
Action. Sometimes it is difficult to take action, particularly on those days where you feel like a prisoner in your own body. You know the days, when walking is hard and eating is hard, and extreme slowness, stiffness, and tremors are the flavors of the day. This is where taking action is critical. Without taking action, you throw in the towel, go back in your prison cell and shut the door, and serve out your Parkinson’s life sentence in misery. Taking action says, “I am doing my best, and my best is good enough.” If you are struggling with taking action, please click here.
Progress. Every day you are taking action and doing the Recipe with faith in your full recovery and a “can do” attitude about being your own cure, you are making progress. Progress is not determined by what your symptoms look like. You are so much more than a set of Parkinson’s symptoms, so please do not define yourself or allow others to define you by how much you are shaking on a particular day. That shaking is not YOU! If you are struggling with understanding the progress you are making in your recovery, please click here.
Recovery. Every day you are doing the Recipe with full faith and a “can do” attitude is a day of recovery in and of itself. Seven of us so far with full recoveries, and over 500 of you in various stages of partial recovery. Partial recovery is you on your way to full recovery.
On the day you received your diagnosis and the pronouncement of a life sentence of Parkinson’s, you were not doing the Recipe, but, you are doing the Recipe now, and that makes all the difference is negating the prognosis.
Your faith is strong, you have a “can do” attitude, you are taking action, and you are seeing progress. You are worthy and deserving of your full recovery from Parkinson’s. You have the power to cure yourself, and you are.
Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Recovery. You can do this!
Who is willing to make the commitment to yourself to:
Keep your faith strong,
To maintain a “can do” attitude,
To take action,
To acknowledge your progress,
And to accept your worthiness in your full recovery?
(Your comments regarding your commitment are welcomed below)
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
All of the above.
I am telling myself that “I used to have Parkinson’s, but I don’t any more.”
I might as well get used to hearing it.
I view each apparent set back as a gentle kick in the pants from God to renew my commitment to the above and go for it … with a smile on my face!
Not going for it is not an option. It is equivalent to giving up or never even starting…
While all the points above are important, faith and attitude are particularly important to me these days. Everything else follows from them.
And, oh yeah, I don’t accept the prognosis either x😀
Love and blessings to all,
I feel very blessed that Howard created this recipe and has shared it so generously with the world. How great is it that we have an option that gives us a future and a hope. Every day we get to do this is a gift. Thank you so much, Howard.
Thank you thank you Howard for your unending support and guidance. I am committed to the five key aspects you have written so wonderfully about. And another key commitment I feel necessary for me is to commit to taking back my own thoughts and feelings, so as to use them to create my own internal happiness and joy. I’ve spent way way too much time using my thoughts and feelings on trying to solve other people’s problems (which is pretty impossible). And now I need to be, and am, committed to using my thoughts and feelings to focus on self-love and ease and joy that’s created by me for me.
Wishing everyone an abundance of self-love in your recovery journey!