Dave,
 
Is metta a Pali word meaning loving kindness? I am not familiar. From my 
experience, trying to convince myself I am right or wrong does not work well, 
What you need is action. Be it zazen, belly breathing or going to church. I 
don't know what suits you.
 
Anthony

--- On Thu, 13/1/11, Dave P <wookielife...@yahoo.ca> wrote:


From: Dave P <wookielife...@yahoo.ca>
Subject: [Zen] Re: So what should I do?
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, 13 January, 2011, 11:53 AM


  




That sounds like a plan!

How familiar are you with Metta? I was thinking that instead of working heavily 
on Metta might be a better idea at first. Starting by telling myself that even 
if I get something wrong, I'm still okay. Is that a wise idea?
Dave

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wuasg@...> wrote:
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> Dave,
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> Don't take uncertainty lightly. It is a difficult problem. I have uncertainty 
> too.
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> Though I understand it is, at least in part. caused by a strong ego, I cannot 
> overcome ego either. So lets work together.
> 
> Anthony
> 
> --- On Thu, 13/1/11, Dave P <wookielifeday@...> wrote:
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> From: Dave P <wookielifeday@...>
> Subject: [Zen] Re: So what should I do?
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Thursday, 13 January, 2011, 6:47 AM
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> 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. 
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> How do you deal with the uncertainty?
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> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "SteveW" <eugnostos2000@> wrote:
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> > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Dave P" <wookielifeday@> wrote:
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> > > 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:
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> > > 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?
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> > > 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?
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> > 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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> > Steve
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