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What silver linings have you noticed during this horrible spot we find ourselves in? I'm practicing finding blessings in this mess to keep a positive attitude.

 

I'll start! I felt so terrible when I had the actual flu in January. All of my withdrawal symptoms were competing with my flu symptoms!
I feel like the flu recovery was finally happening for me and because of the horrible state I was in a few weeks ago, everything feels like a window!
I'll take windows any way I can get them!

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NobodySpecial

Hey, I found that the utter heartbreak and despair has put me in touch with a tremendous wellspring of compassion and understanding for others.

 

I've also become MUCH better at accepting discomfort and challenge. My whole fiasco started because I was obsessed with not sleeping and hated being tired, now I have a tremendous capacity to hold that discomfort caringly and not act it out.

 

What other silver linings have you had @Dalalea?

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Dalalea
49 minutes ago, NobodySpecial said:

What other silver linings have you had @Dalalea?

I've learned to be thankful for small improvements. The windows I have aren't totally free of symptoms so I'm practicing seeing the small steps as something to be thankful for without being so impatient. I'm also learning so much as I go that I might be able to use to help someone else.

:)

I'm learning to trust my body and adjust accordingly.

When I don't feel like moving much, I can still encourage others here!

 

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NobodySpecial

That is so awesome @Dalalea!

 

I like what you said about being able to help others. There's a figure in Buddhism called the Bodhisattva and she has a load of hands all holding different things. Each thing is a way in which she (us) has been wounded, broken and ultimately transformed.

 

Sometimes reflecting on that is really reassuring. We help others through our own deep hurts :)

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i got hit with severe Tinnitus a couple of years ago and boy i have learned so much dealing with this condition and now going through med withdrawal.

i am grateful for every day when i feel good. i have a lot more compassion for people who are suffering of any condition, pain, fear, depression.

i have learned to live and enjoy my life one day at a time. i don't project myself in a year. i used to be a planner and hence an anxious person.

i know now that i can endure physical discomfort and that my mental state tint greatly my experience.

when i was at the bottom and wanted to end it all, i had an epiphany that we don;t live for ourselves. i have 2 small kids and i realize that just our existence affect people.

this made me a much better mom. i don't waste my time on things that are not helping anymore.

i live my life everyday by doing things that i always wanted to do. i don't postpone anything anymore.

i lead a more purposeful life than i have never had.  i want to build a legacy of goodness.

 

and i have learned that NOTHING IS PERMANENT even if they feel this way.

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On 4/18/2018 at 3:32 AM, xyz said:

i got hit with severe Tinnitus a couple of years ago and boy i have learned so much dealing with this condition and now going through med withdrawal.

i am grateful for every day when i feel good. i have a lot more compassion for people who are suffering of any condition, pain, fear, depression.

i have learned to live and enjoy my life one day at a time. i don't project myself in a year. i used to be a planner and hence an anxious person.

i know now that i can endure physical discomfort and that my mental state tint greatly my experience.

when i was at the bottom and wanted to end it all, i had an epiphany that we don;t live for ourselves. i have 2 small kids and i realize that just our existence affect people.

this made me a much better mom. i don't waste my time on things that are not helping anymore.

i live my life everyday by doing things that i always wanted to do. i don't postpone anything anymore.

i lead a more purposeful life than i have never had.  i want to build a legacy of goodness.

 

and i have learned that NOTHING IS PERMANENT even if they feel this way.

Very inspiring, dear xyz!  I also have tinnitus, and I look for encouraging posts from others who have it.  Thank you for posting about your successful attitude.  I am sure you are already building your legacy of goodness.

xo RM

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