That is, of course, very difficult to do with OCD. :(
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:
> "POINTS OF VIEW
> As a favor to a prince, Nasruddin was acting as magistrate for a time.
> In his first case he agreed with the plaintiff, and also with the
> defendant. When the court clerk objected that both could not be right,
> Nasruddin replied, ''I believe you are right.'' "
> DP asked: "Why worry about death?" There was a time not so long ago when
> I was fearful when contemplating my non-existence after death. Since
> there is nothing I could do about it, I chose to stop thinking about
> this matter and get on with life.
> PS: Consider not even "believing" the answers you find in yourself -
> they will be ever-changing!
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordeloto@> wrote:
> > Dear DP:
> > Don't take too seriously anything you read in forums and internet in
> general. Your questions are difficult questions to be answered by the
> ones who have not in them the OCD experience. Only yourself can answer
> all those questions but if you can't find any answer in you yet, then
> let it be as it is. Accept it as it manifests in you. Don't fight
> against it. And don't worry because FEAR in general is something we all
> have in us in more or less measure. Fear of death, Fear of living, Fear
> of love, Fear losing our employment, Fear of speaking our minds....there
> is always fear in us. While experiencing strong fear I embrace this
> emotion through the breathing and by facing it. Perhaps you may like to
> try too and see what you experience.
> > Mayka
> > --- On Mon, 16/8/10, DP dave.dplatt72@ wrote:
> > Well, this is what I meant by linguistic tricks. I was on another
> forum in which I was talking about how my OCD was related to my fear of
> death. I had two different reactions - one along the lines of "why worry
> about death?" (telling someone with OCD not to worry or why worry is
> exactly the wrong thing to do) the other was that I had to admit that my
> OCD was an illusion. This last one really bothered me, and the poster
> went further on to say that "disease = dis ease," which I thought was
> trite and not very helpful. I soon gave up on that forum.
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