It’s hard to explain.
We’ll see if I can.
IMAGINE you’re holding a balloon and, using your imagination, you can see yourself lifting your arm and letting go.
Now VIZUALIZE that balloon.
VISUALIZE it’s going to make you lift your arm and VISUALIZE letting go of the balloon.
It takes a different part of your brain to imagine movement and to visualize it.
I could imagine that my wrist is moving
I couldn’t make my mind visualize it.
It never moved.
Then the other night.
Just before bed, I felt it.
Then I saw it.
In my mind a different movement.
And I put my weak right wrist in the palm of the left.
And I told it to move.
I sent every bit of energy I could to my wrist.
I could visualize for the first time.
I visualized it moving.
I felt a twitch where there had never been twitches before.
I yelled for Peter.
It twitched again.
I could make it twitch on command.
His grin said it all.
A muscle that hadn’t moved in over a year had moved.
It’s moved every day since then.
I keep moving it.
It’s a very tiny movement but it’s movement.