Use Energy Wisely

“Never waste energy or worries on negative thoughts.” This is a quote from Bruce Lee, Kung Fu Master and film legend. 

When one applies this quote to Parkinson’s Disease or any illness, while it may sound profound and insightful at first, how does one with an illness, do anything but worry?  To worry about our future is pure human nature. Some worry may be considered practical if the worry is over a factor that can be altered or changed by some reasonable means. If there is worry for a problem or issue beyond one’s ability and there is nothing that can be done, then worry is nothing but detrimental to mind and body.

Don’t ever get the sense that there are no options or alternatives. Windows open when doors shut.  There may not be a key to every lock that we encounter, but we owe it to ourselves to make as many options available to ourselves as possible. Taking a fresh perspective on a problem can create new opportunities that we may have missed or overlooked.

Healing begins in the mind.  We become what we believe.  The body has a will that may take control at times but it does not operate totally by itself. If we are able to ease the worries that burden the mind, the tension on the body should be relieved from the damaging thoughts.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at, visit his blog at, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on January 23, 2012, in Health, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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