I understand where you're coming from, but for me the problem is contamination.
Since everyone has a desire to be healthy, I don't know what's a healthy way of
avoiding contamination and what's an unhealthy way.
How do you deal with the uncertainty?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "SteveW" <eugnostos2...@...> wrote:
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Dave P" <wookielifeday@> wrote:
> > I've been trying to keep up with the zazen, mostly with success, and
> > keeping up with the mindfulness, but I still have the nagging question that
> > troubles my OCD:
> > What do I do when, in order to confront my OCD, I must do something that
> > feels "wrong," that feels like I'm endangering myself?
> > I know you're not experts on OCD, but you must have had some experience
> > with a fear that seemed completely rational. It is, of course, the
> > uncertainty that hurts the most. Any suggestions?
> Hi Dave. When I was younger, I was troubled by obssesive checking behavior.
> I have found that, for me, it is a matter of just being mindful of the
> anxiety, as it arises, without either trying to run away from it or run
> toward it. And then I choose to do something else that is unrelated in order
> to redirect my attention. In my case, I enjoy karate, so I would go work on a
> kata, or form exercise. But any activity that you enjoy will do. The OCD is
> just a glitch in your amygdala brain center. Just be mindful of it, label it
> as just a glitch that is not really "you", and then redirect your attention
> to something else. Worked for me.
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