Contrary to popular belief, life is not a series of random negative situations. It’s true that bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. However, most people do not even realize that it’s possible to avoid most negative experiences just by changing their thought processes and their behavior.
There is no mysterious force in the universe that causes random suffering. I do realize that this statement will have no effect on those who do not have faith in the natural laws of the universe. But the truth is, many people do not understand or are even aware of these laws. And, that’s why life seems like one big long epic drama with many painful experiences occurring with frightening frequency.
Tinnitus, or loud ringing in the ears, is one of those diseases that can strike anyone, anywhere at anytime. Therefore it would seem to most people that it’s just bad luck to get tinnitus or the law of averages. Yet my contention is, for those who have tinnitus that on some level the tinnitus is invited and manifested intentionally.
Now, that’s probably going to be a hard pill to swallow but the simple fact is; regardless of how anyone gets tinnitus, it’s pretty much here to stay. Since there is no proven cure, it’s now up to the tinnitus sufferer to figure out what to do next.
How is it possible to even say that someone invited tinnitus into their life? Because, I believe that tinnitus is a non-life-threatening ailment that can actually set into motion true healing. If one begins to understand how life can be created by design (with intention) rather than by default (by chance) then it’s possible people can pretty much get whatever they want in life. Yet, most people never seem to come to this realization. Very often it takes a life threatening situation for people to take stock of their lives.
Tinnitus cannot kill you unless you let it. Therefore it’s a gift. It’s a gift that’s causing you to wake up and smell the roses instead of wallow in grief. I always ask tinnitus sufferers to think back to the way life was before they had tinnitus. Usually they say that life was much better but, after they ponder the question some more they realize that life was not all that rosy. In my case, before tinnitus, my life was a mess. I didn’t realize it at the time but it was. Since going through the depression and anxiety of tinnitus in its early stages my life has turned around dramatically. I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I believe that tinnitus helped me to achieve that.
So, how can tinnitus be a good thing? Simply put, tinnitus can cause you to rethink your path. It allows you to realize just what’s wrong with your thinking that’s causing you to attract negative situations, people and experiences into your life. It’s a wake up call, and a good one at that. Why? Because, like it said it won’t kill you. Only you can do that. Therefore it’s severe enough to cause behavioral change yet not severe enough to kill you. Perfect!
The truth is, unless you stop focusing on your tinnitus, and use it to fulfill your life’s purpose then you’ll suffer until the day you die. Think of it this way; if your tinnitus disappeared tomorrow, how would that impact your life? Would you then go after everything you’ve ever wanted? Would you start living your big dream? In most cases the answer is no. Therefore, tinnitus is not the cause of your failures, you are. To blame tinnitus would be a mistake. Blame, justification and denial are negative emotionally charged energies that attract like energy. What does negative energy attract? Of course it attracts negative situations, people and events.
My suggestion to you is that if you embrace your tinnitus and use it to propel you in a new direction in search of whatever pot of gold you desire then you’ve mastered life’s truest test. Until you step into it, you can never achieve what you were sent here to do. And, what is that? To live, learn, share, prosper and be happy. Otherwise, what’s the point?
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.