posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 04:05 PM
My hearing is ruined beyond repair. I have, since the age of 10, had a continual high-pitched ringing in my ears. Later damage resulted in more
hearing loss, and so on and so on. Various things can change the pitch I perceive -- blood pressure, increase in heart rate, barometric pressure
(however that one has to be really sudden change).
For those of you that are troubled by this -- and it sounds like quite a few on this thread alone -- I discovered some time ago one way to use "the
tone" for my benefit.
When I meditate, I concentrate on the sound of the ringing. I try to notthink, and I try to use measured breathing. Eyes closed, various little
mental pictures form, usually geometric figures, some of them quite elaborate. I keep my focus on the ringing, and the pitch changes, sometimes two
whole steps or more. It will seem louder at that point, and I just hold that sound, and watch the movie in my head, all the while using the
Since I've discovered this, it's made me actually glad to have ruined hearing, as I am able to reach a much deeper form of meditation with it.
give it a try!