The Lost Art of Patience

Society has changed irreversibly, no longer do we wait for anything, we want everything now, this very instant.  No longer do we feel the satisfaction of striving for target and then reaching it.

For the younger generation saving is a thing of the past, we have credit.  If you want something you get it there and there.  Purchasing music, film or literature is now instant, one click away.

We are also sold perfection, that not only should everything be instant it should be perfect.  We are sold this vision subliminally. Whether it be love and relationships, or a consumer item, we want it to be perfect, in line with the vision we have been sold.  Most of us are guilty of falling into this trap, whom amongst us has not gazed enviously at a film or a show and wished our lives could reflect what we see.


Selling Patience

So how do you sell the concept of patience ?  How do you explain to someone that not having something you want is vastly improved by waiting ?  It is no easy sell, Rousseau was right when he said that 'Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet'.  Waiting for something is not always the easiest thing to do, but it is worth it.

This leads us to the current state of play for IBS sufferers.  At present there is no magic pill, that will cure you instantly.  We can not simply be fixed, what we can do is to make our lives so much better by simply being patient.  Whilst there may be no simple cures and fixes for IBS, with patience and persistence you can be rewarded.  Many of the natural remedies that are available supercede their chemical cousins, however they take time.  Nucleotide products, acidophillus, some vitamin supplements will work for you over time.  The results will be lasting and worthwhile, but you must be patient for these remedies to work.

Sweet Patience

Learning to have patience in any context is a wise choice, patience has long been associated with wisdom.  In modern society having patience will put you in a very strong position in a world that seems to have no patience.  If you have been struggling with IBS for many years than please do not fall foul of the many claims that they have quickly and easily cure IBS.

One cure fits all ?

We frequently encounter websites and blogs which claim that they have cured their IBS and attempt to show you how to do the same.  Some may help if they suffer with the same symptoms that you do, however we urge caution with any website that claims to cure IBS.


For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs


The Lost Art of Patience

Society has changed irreversibly, no longer do we wait for anything, we want everything now, this very instant.  No longer do we feel the satisfaction of striving for target and then reaching it.

For the younger generation saving is a thing of the past, we have credit.  If you want something you get it there and there.  Purchasing music, film or literature is now instant, one click away.

We are also sold perfection, that not only should everything be instant it should be perfect.  We are sold this vision subliminally.  Whether it be love and relationships, or a consumer item, we want it to be perfect, in line with the vision we have been sold.  Most of us are guilty of falling into this trap, whom amongst us has not gazed enviously at a film or a show and wished our lives could reflect what we see.


IBS can develop through various factors.  If it comes to you later in the life the chances are that whatever triggered the IBS has been removed from your life, however you may not know what that was.  For example stress is probably the most common trigger for people to develop IBS particularly in the current economic climate.  Prescription medication may also stimulate IBS, as many pills have damaging effects on the stomach, some are now prescribed with drugs which protect the digestive system.

Unless you can see a clear common sense reason for that claim to be justified take care with such claims.  For lifelong or hereditary sufferers no such miracle cure has been discovered.  In individual cases there have been specific breakthroughs, however the complexity of the digestive process means that any one of thousands of processes could be defective.

Summation

For most IBS sufferers there is no miracle cure, there is trail and error, there are good days and bad, we simply urge you to be strong and to be patience.  You will get there.

Genius is eternal patience.

Michelangelo

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