The Tinnitus Mind
There is no doubt that tinnitus is a growing problem
and with iPods and deafening music being considered normal it’s
no wonder. However, when someone gets tinnitus for the first time
it’s not only devastating but for most people it’s next
to impossible to cure.
Why is this? Well for starters, most people think that if they
just focus on the problem long enough and hard enough that the cure
will eventually present itself. Not so. In fact, this is a recipe
for continued suffering. The vast majority of our society thinks
that if you just create more rules or laws to combat wrong doing
that the problem will get better. It will not. In fact the problems
we have as a society will continue to grow unless we address the
problems of the mind that created the problem in the first place.
You see, a problem like tinnitus cannot be fixed with the same
mind that created it. That may seem like a strange comment because
it’s misleading to think that someone actually chose to have
tinnitus. Of course not. But, if you really analyze each situation,
tinnitus does not happen by accident but, happens as a result of
external forces like illness, loud noise exposure, a reaction to
medication or any number of reasons. All of these are situations
created by the mind.
If you use only your mind to fix a problem, you are severely limited
because the mind only knows one thing; the past. Therefore it cannot
even begin to consider the limitless possibilities available if
all it knows is what’s happened based on it’s own experience.
Not only that, the mind only knows survival. It focuses on survival
and tries to fix problems that threaten it’s existence.
So what’s the alternative to using only the mind? By using
heart energy, of course. You see, your heart knows what you want.
The mind only knows what you don’t want. Have you ever heard
the expression “he has his heart set on going to college,”
or “she’s has her heart set on getting a new car.”
If you think about it, those things which you have your heart set
on usually come true. Why is this? Because only your heart knows
what you truly desire. And, nothing can get in the way of your heart’s
desire. There is no obstacle big enough to keep you from or get
in the way of what you really want.
That’s why it’s important to focus on what you truly
desire with your heart instead of using your mind to fix your problems,
including tinnitus. If you focus on you heart’s desire your
mind cannot possibly compete with that kind of energy. Therefore
your mind will eventually give up trying to focus on the tinnitus.
How can you speed up the healing process? There is only one way.
Only by increasing the intensity of your heart energy by focusing
on what you truly want and by detaching from the outcome can you
get what you want and avoid what you don’t want. Detachment
is the act of letting go and allowing that which you want to come
easily into your life.
The mind is a control freak. If you allow situations, circumstances
and people to keep you from being happy then your mind is controlling
you. You are not in control, your mind is. Only when you change
your attitude, behaviour and thoughts and focus on being happy in
the moment can you truly get what you want. Any other attempts by
the mind to fix any problem will be temporary at best.
Lasting happiness and a life free from tinnitus can only be achieved
by being in control of the mind, focusing on being in the present
moment and living life to the fullest by going after what it is
you truly desire. Allowing your mind to focus on tinnitus day after
day and at the same time expect a different result is ludicrous.
If you continue to focus on tinnitus you will suffer forever. Only
when you allow the universal creative energy, or heart energy which
resides within you, to blossom, only then can you get what you truly
desire. You cannot get what you want by focusing on what you don’t
want, it’s impossible.
Your heart knows what you want. Listen to it.
Paul Tobey is a professional motivational speaker who has performed many seminars for ringing ears sufferers and is author of Tinnitus Free Living a Tinnitus Handbook Self Help Guide which helps people reduce their tinnitus volume.