Peak moments!

Some days I just act like a right fruitcake. Brain cells acting out of whack, as if they decided to stay in bed all day.

Because it’s Sunday, I might as well forgive them. Perhaps I might even join them.

Some days, it’s nice “just being.”

Feeling the air in my lungs.

My wandering mind.

Just breathing.

Awareness coming and going.

Back to breathing, deeply, refreshingly.

Body/mind experiences take over. Me occupying my own personal space.

Happy, just being.

Despite chronic pain, forgetting MS inside my brain and spinal cord.

Each day a new beginning.

Each night the turning of a page.


Thinking of those who love me, for me. Warts, and all.

(Hey, woah-woah-woah… hold on there! I don’t have warts and all!)

Back to thinking of those who love me, support me, understand me, and just… like me, like the path I’m on, like me, for me.

Thinking of life, writing,  and more writing. Letting my life, my body be an empty canvas on which to write, to build. Not as an excuse for myself, but a tool for others to learn from.

A peak moment realising this.

In fact, the best peak moment you can ever feel.

Like Brian Johnson says “It’s about becoming actually what we are potentially.”

For more on peak moments and self-actualization, please check these web pages:

The Theory of Self-Actualization

What Are Peak Experiences?

Maslow’s Hierarcy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy

© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2014. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner are strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Quirky, tenacious and neurologically compromised female expat living in Ireland since 2002 ◾ IRELAND BLOG AWARDS WINNER - BEST BLOG POST 2018 with '3443 Needles' ◾ Ireland Blog Awards Finalist 2014, 2015, 2017 ◾ MyTherapyApp Best MS Blog for Simplicity 2018 ◾ Everyday Health Top 10 MS Blog of 2018 ◾ Feedspot Top 50 MS Blog 2017, 2018 ◾ Contributor to the Teva MS blog Life Effects ◾ Contributor to the Novartis MS blog Living Like You ◾ Contributor to MS Ireland’s blog MS & Me ◾ Contributor to The Mighty ◾ Guest contributor to ◾ WEGO Health Patient Leader Award Nominee 2018

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