Many people with tinnitus
complain that the ringing they hear is often worse first thing in
the morning than at any other time in the day. Why is that and what
can you do about it?
Conventional wisdom holds that when you lie down for extended periods
of time there is more blood flow to the brain. Since the brain is
responsible for the sound you hear, the ringing noise is heightened
because of the extra blood flow.
It also seems louder in the morning because there is much less
ambient noise then at any other time during the day. Therefore,
because of these 2 occurrences, your tinnitus appears to be louder.
However, conventional wisdom will only take you so far. In other
words, just knowing the cause does not necessarily equate into a
workable solution. In fact, it’s just the opposite. More often
than not, knowing that your tinnitus will be louder in the morning
will actually cause you to immediately focus your mind on it as
soon as you wake up.
The mind wants to feel bad. It’s the way you’ve been
conditioned. The mind is addicted to negativity. Therefore, as soon
as you regain so-called consciousness in the morning, your mind
automatically gravitates to what’s wrong. Then it seeks out
situations to prove that it’s right. It says, “see,
I told you tinnitus is a bad thing.” Then when you try to
do something about it the mind says, “not now, I’m busy.
Can’t you see I’m focused on tinnitus? I’ll wait
till later to feel better.”
So, just knowing that you brain does that, seeks out negativity,
how does that help you? That’s what most people struggle with.
Even if they know that’s what the mind does, it’s often
too difficult to fix. Why? Because, most people don’t have
a clue how to stop it.
You have always been a victim of your past, as the mind sees it.
Past experiences get stored in your sub-conscious. As soon as you’ve
experienced anything, your mind makes a file called “past
experience #890765” and, when that situation comes up your
mind seeks out that very computer file and uses it to strengthen
itself. The mind says, “ah, another morning with tinnitus,
great! Another excuse to feel bad.”
So, what can you do? Here’s what I did and still do; get
up, get moving and get focused on anything that you can do that
you love to do. For example; if you love to takes walks, take one
first thing in the morning. If you love to play the piano, sit down
and play the piano. Whatever it takes to get your mind off the tinnitus,
do that. The worst thing you can do is to lie in bed and focus on
your tinnitus until it makes you into its permanent victim.
Sure, your mind wants to focus on your tinnitus. I know that from
experience. But, it’s up to you to stop it. Taking a different
kind of action will help. But, that action must be performed from
only 1 of 3 positive energy modalities; acceptance, enjoyment or
Because everything is energy; thought, feeling, doing, living,
breathing, wind, rain, sun, fire, ice, water, sleep etc., you must
realize that only positive energy will cancel out negative energy.
Your thinking about tinnitus is negative energy. Therefore only
1 of the 3 energy modalities I suggested will get you out of your
negative mind and into happiness.
The least level of energy that you can use is acceptance. Complete
100% acceptance that your tinnitus is here to stay is the first
step. But, you must accept it without resistance. As I’ve
said before, resistance stops the positive flow of energy. What
you resist will continue to persist.
Acceptance, on the level of energy, causes real consciousness to
occur. Real consciousness on the level beyond form (what you can
see, hear, taste, touch and smell) is that all-knowing universal
wisdom that oversees everything that you do. Your personal growth
and happiness depends on this consciousness to take hold and witness
your life from the level of the “formless”.
You are the director in the play. That is consciousness. There
person, who you think you are, is the actor in the play. Therefore,
you can direct the actor, from the level above form which is the
level of the formless. That is the level which, as a human race,
we must reach if we are to survive.
Knowing that you must accept tinnitus is fine but, you must go
beyond that and direct your form self to behave differently. Direct
the actor to do something which will get you what you want. Allowing
the actor (your doubting mind) to improvise is just plain wrong.
Your mind will improvise you to death. Don’t allow it to do
Give universal direction. Give direction from the level of formless
consciousness that resides deep within you. I know that you know
it’s there. You must tap into that creative magnetic energy
and make it work for you.
If you continue to wake up every morning and allow your mind to
improvise and gravitate toward negativity, you will be doomed for
the rest of your life. Nothing will change.
On the other hand, if you choose to alter your behaviour and direct
the actor from a position of positive power you will change the
direction of your life. You may not see results instantly, because
you’ve not yet trained yourself to get the full effect. But,
you will see results, only up until your mind goes back in the other
direction and starts whining and complaining that you don’t
yet see any results.
Simply let go, and let it happen. I’ll be there to help keep
you on track as much as I can. Fell free to write me and let me
know how it’s working for you.
Paul Tobey is a professional motivational speaker who has performed
many seminars for tinnitus
sufferers and is author of Tinnitus Free Living a which helps
people reduce their tinnitus