What do you do when you don’t know?
One of the most frustrating thing about IBS is that no one knows what causes it.
When you are in the dark, it’s hard to know what to do, where to start?
You may feel lost but not knowing can be a gift. Curiosity can put on in an open place, ready to receive what you are being offered.
The Buddhists call this beginner’s mind. Beginner’s mind is like a newborn baby, innocent, curious, and hungry to learn. This is open state of receptivity works best when you are collecting information. Making sense of all this information is something you need to worry about later.
Your mind will crunch and organize the new info behind the scenes as you test it out, adding to your growing sphere of knowledge and experience.
Having beginners mind is much better than knowing a lot about a subject. When you think you know it’s much harder to learn, create, or be open to new possibilities. This is the space that innovation and breakthroughs come from. When you think you know, it’s actually easy to miss a crucial piece of the puzzle.
It may be incredibly uncomfortable to be uncertain. But it is exactly where you want to be if you want to grow and heal.
Being ok with not knowing will make it easier to gather and process information. And it will help you relax.
This is the space where magic happens. And even if you get a few things wrong along the way, this too is part of your beginner’s journey. Rest assured, if you don’t know, you’re exactly where you need to be. And IBS is your teacher.
Angela Privin is proof that IBS is NOT an incurable disease or a disease at all. IBS is a body out of balance. It’s an invitation for change. After solving her own IBS mystery more than a decade ago Angela trained as a health coach to help others.
Angela uses both science and intuition to help people figure out what’s out of balance in their body. She works with lab tests, dietary changes, supplementation and nervous system rebalancing. Get help rebalancing your digestive system and solving your IBS mystery here.