Symptoms Are Your Friend

Happy Budda BodyOur bodies are always talking to us.  Sometimes we listen and sometimes we don’t.  The beauty of this amazing machine is that it will be heard.  At first, it might be just a whisper…the thought of food.  Then if ignored, the volume increases…you start feeling very hungry.  It’ll have to be later — it’s not convenient…the stomach growls.  You’ve got a deadline to meet…you start getting light headed.  The body will keep getting louder and louder until it finally kicks in the door and you pay attention.

Other times, you may not know what the body is trying to tell you.  We have become accustomed to the convenience of taking a pill for every symptom that assails us.  Then we can avoid the underlying issue.  But just like putting tape over the blinking red light on our car dashboard, the problem will eventually manifest…and Murphy’s Law will make sure it’s at an inconvenient time.

One of the things that makes it hard to listen to our bodies is that the legal drug pushers of America would like you to believe that symptoms are the enemy.  The pharmaceutical companies have programmed the common public to believe that symptoms need to be stopped.  Quelled.  Silenced.  Drugs are big business and Americans are paying the price.  Take a pill, then take another for the side affects.  There is nothing that annoys me more than seeing the pharmaceutical companies get away with advertising drugs that cause more symptoms than they relieve.  That’s a big reason why I don’t watch TV any more!

Sure pharmaceuticals have their place, but let’s face it; Americans are over-medicating and adding to their problems: not solving them.  The farther you push symptoms down, the deeper the problem settles into your body.  Learn to listen to your body and what it’s trying to tell you.