Part 3- A Question of Balance

“My life extends far beyond the limitations of me.”                                                                          -Cloud Atlas

A bit of a tantrum and the voices of my better angels talking me down one day after my official diagnoses…

I’m right handed but now my left hand is stronger due to Parkinson’s afflicting my right side. This holds true for my left leg; even with its pinched sciatic nerve that alternates between pain and numbness; it is stronger than my right leg. So with progressive debilitation versus chronic pain, right versus left, Parkinson’s against Sciatica, good against evil and all opposites; the question comes down to balance, mindfulness, and awareness. This sounds like a Buddhist cure, but I’m finding it just as necessary as the various drugs I’m starting to take. The hat trick is to make the awareness as natural as breathing; to where you don’t even have to think about it. To not think I have this or that wrong with me… to just be in this moment as perfect as you possibly can and that is perfect for each moment… be as peace (is). For it is this moment in time that I’m alive and fully free to embrace the All of existence. Such is life.

Oh, and don’t forget the ghost of what I was once able to do, haunting both sides, constantly whispering, “Remember when”? You probably have your own ghost. But that’s OK, recognize them, a nod and a wink and they’ll be on their way. They just want their due.

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I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in October of 2012. These are my writings of life and love after the fall but during a time of deep creativity either because or in spite of my illness... Peace and Love... JC

2 thoughts on “Part 3- A Question of Balance”

  1. Yes, the only thing we really own in this great universe is the present moment and it is free… free to do with as we please, use it wisely.Thanks for the comment and the ‘like’ and the follow. And speaking of using time wisely, I just spent it reading some of your post, which i enjoyed! …


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