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Tinnitus Has No Meaning Except the Meaning We Give It
Of all the information Iíve made available on how to heal your Tinnitus this lesson is probably the most difficult. Why is that? Because it has to do with how you were raised and how difficult it is to change something about yourself which seems completely natural.
You see, our brains are wired to collect information and form judgments based on that information. The only problem is, the information we receive is often the opinion of others and very often those opinions are just plain wrong. Yet because we value the opinion of others we often accept it as truth even when itís not.
In other words, we are products of our environment. Weíve learn from our teaches, our parents, our friends, from the media, from television, from our co-workers and so on. So what happens if we learn something that just isnít true? We accept it as truth no matter what. For example thatís why there is so much hatred in the world because we learned it from others.
Therefore, nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it. Our brains make judgments about something, a judgment we most likely learned from others and therefore it has meaning.
Whatís all this got to do with Tinnitus? Well, tinnitus is real and of course our brains have accepted it as real. But, we often listen to the opinion of others when it comes to how we think, react and feel emotionally about tinnitus. When the doctor says, ďgo home and learn to live with itĒ our minds think that everything is hopeless. When a fellow tinnitus sufferer says, ďtinnitus canít be beaten,Ē we believe it. And, when we say to ourselves, ďI canít believe this is happening to me,Ē we believe it and wallow in our own grief.
Yet, what if I were to tell you that the meaning that we give tinnitus is made up? What if I told you that it is possible to shut off the parts of our minds that give meaning to tinnitus? What would you do for that kind of information? Would you give anything? Pay anything?
It is possible to shut off tinnitus and it wonít cost you a cent. It is possible to not give meaning to tinnitus and itís not hard to do, itís just unfamiliar. Weíre so used to giving meaning to bad things we canít see the forest through the trees.
All thatís involved is simply waking up to the fact that your life is what you make of it. If you give negative meaning to tinnitus then, that will infect all areas of your life. If you wake up to the fact that tinnitus can help your life in positive ways then that will affect all areas of your life.
Use tinnitus as a tool to strengthen your resolve. It came into your life for a reason. Is tinnitus life threatening? No, only if you allow it to be. Is tinnitus keeping you from doing anything you truly want to do? No, only if you allow it to.
What Iím trying to explain is that we give so much meaning to the negative side of tinnitus and we forget the positive side. What is the positive side? By refocusing your attention and giving less meaning to tinnitus you can actually get more accomplished in your life. By learning about and doing what you love your ears will stop ringing and start listening to the beautiful sounds of music all around you. Everything is music to your ears. All you have to do is stop focusing on what you donít want to hear and start focusing on what you do want to hear. Listen to the wind, the voices, the children, the ocean and the birds and you will begin to hear again what tinnitus has taken away from you; the joy of living.
About the Author: Paul Tobey has written a Tinnitus Handbook Self Help Guide called Tinnitus Free Living and is author of many articles about ringing ears and an eBook to help reduce Ringing in the Ears.