Recently I was walking from the house down to the lake to enjoy the view and the serenity. About halfway down the steps, it suddenly occurred to me that in that moment, I felt normal! My balance was fine [it usually is when I’m walking], there was no freezing, no trembling and no clenching in my hands. My gait was normal as well!
This was a euphoric moment!
My euphoria came with a bit of a disclaimer, in that I am cautious about using the word “normal” because as per my last post, I prefer to think of the condition I’m experiencing as just that, experience, rather than a disease. Using the word normal, implies the opposite to be abnormal or bad, which is not the healthiest of perspectives.
Having said that, it was great in that moment to experience no symptoms. There are other times when I am symptom free: lying in bed in the morning and just before bedtime, sitting on the dock with my legs dangling in the water and laying in the sun on the front lawn. These are magic moments [not to mention very healthy] and I cherish them!
I try to maximize these moments because I know that my mind and body are in a state of relaxation which means my brain is producing dopamine and serotonin.
I hope that you too are able to find such occasions! Not only are they important for recovery, they are essential for peace of mind!
Wishing you a euphoric day!