Last week, I went on a fly-in fishing trip in northern Ontario, Canada. Aside from the swarms of mosquitoes and flies and the considerable back [and butt] discomfort from sitting in a boat for several hours a day, it was an awesome trip! Good for what ails you, as the saying goes!
Time will tell, but it appears that Donald Trump is here to serve a divine purpose. He is here to be the catalyst that will polarize humanity in order to bring about change on the planet.
In my quest to understand and dissolve the fear that led to the neurological condition I am experiencing, I continue to receive new ideas and perspectives that will eventually lead to a breakthrough and recovery.
I, admittedly, was hesitant to write this post. I didn’t want to be seen as a negative Nellie. Nor did I want to rain on anybody’s parade or dash anybody’s hopes. But I also think it’s important not to give people false hope.
Contrary to the language used on most parkinson’s disease websites, I do not consider myself to be battling parkinson’s. Nor do I think of myself as suffering from a disease. What you fight, fights back! When you believe you are suffering from something, you put yourself in victimhood! I’m not fighting with anything and I’m certainly not suffering!
This is a story I told the students this past week at the martial arts club where I teach.
I first told you about Dog in February. His mission is to help children feel good about themselves and more recently he had a very important message to convey to humanity. It was too important to tell everyone one person at a time, so he hatched a plan. He hopped on on a ship and traveled across the Pacific Ocean to China. There he made his way overland to Nepal. Once in Nepal, he headed straight for Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the planet. The summit of Everest is so high there is insufficient oxygen to breathe and therefore, those who attempt to climb it must bring their own oxygen.
The following is a story I told the students at the martial arts club where I teach.
The basis of Buddhism is The Four Noble Truths as discerned by Siddhartha Gautama [the Buddha] when he became enlightened. These truths are:
- All life is suffering [filled with challenges]
- Suffering is the result of ignorance [lack of awareness]
- Ignorance can be overcome through awareness [spiritual consciousness]
- Awareness is achieved by following The Noble Eightfold Path
As I sit here watching the ducks and geese on the unfrozen lake before me [winter is late arriving this year], I would like to wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases.
Each month at the martial arts club where I teach, we have a theme related to, “feeling good about yourself.” This month, we are celebrating being kind and I’m pleased to say I was recently the recipient of a random act of kindness!