When I found out I “had Tourettes” I didn’t really feel any different. I’d already had 10 years of “experience in the field”. I would say there were more people to talk to about it with, but my “approach” to it was the same: “Can I just go play some music now?” Yes I wanted to “escape” but really…I wanted to focus on what makes me feel complete! To stay “aligned” with what brings out the highest, best-est most joyful-est in me!
All of the other stuff it seemed I had to abide by was just a passing reality. I sensed this but could not COMPLETELY do it at the time. So you do what you can. You do the best you can and focus on that. And you get there. Believe me! And as long as you focus on that basic “goodness-ness” you’re going downstream… with the flow. Struggle takes you upstream against it but..not to worry! You are “steering that boat”! You are the one that contains your thoughts and you are the one thinking them. Granted that we deal with a neurally – knarled process, but if you are reading this and thinking about it, then you are working with this same basic mechanism: Thoughts and how to respond to them. People and Dr’s can provide great insights. Consider them but pay attention to your emotions. They are guiding you and if you listen the results will be very good. This is what I call a ‘Synaptic Adventure’. Everyone’s got one. A ‘SynapTIC Adventure’ is focused on the Tourette “experience”. And most important to ME the “art in the syndrome”. More to come….