I haven't been on here for a long time, and I apologize for just barging in 
with a new topic, but I'm having a hard time with the concept of mindfulness.

I have been suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for a long time, 
and lately it has gotten worse. I don't want to get into details here, but it 
revolves around both ethical and health choices in diet and just living. 

What I don't understand is how mindfulness can help, because to my mind (pardon 
the pun) mindfulness means paying attention to everything, and if anything OCD 
people pay too much attention. I worry about everything, and intellectually I 
can understand just observing my emotions, but there is the constant feeling 
that I MUST DO SOMETHING, that if I don't do things right I will die. Hence I'm 
much more vigilant.

Am I getting the whole concept of mindfulness wrong? Is there anything I can 
read that could help me with this?


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