I had been planning to post a blog about calming the mind for some time, but for various reasons, kept putting it off. Today, the reason for my “procrastination” became very apparent when I received an e-mail with links to two blogs written by Howard Shifke [the American lawyer who fully recovered from parkinson’s] about this very subject.
I’m in complete agreement with Howard as it relates to the cause of this neurological condition we are experiencing [parkinson’s] and that is stress and fear. I’m also in agreement that “parkinson’s” is an electrical issue not a chemical issue. That is to say, the body’s inability to produce dopamine is not because of the death of neurons [brain cells] in the substantia nigra portion of the brain. Rather, it is because the body is in a chronic state of fight or flight, and therefore, in a chronic state of producing adrenaline. As a result, it has shut down the production of dopamine and serotonin [the feel good neurotransmitters].
Howard credits his correction of the adrenaline/dopamine ratio in his body with his sudden recovery and he offers some simple techniques for neutralizing the detrimental affects of the stress and fear we are feeling in order to restore this balance.
Have an awesomely calm day!
PS … My thoughts on procrastination! I think procrastination is just your intuition’s way of telling you that what you think you need to do is not all an important! 🙂