So many people suffering from uncertainty. Let us form a club.
--- On Thu, 13/1/11, Mel <gunnar19632...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
From: Mel <gunnar19632...@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: So what should I do?(to Steve/list)
Date: Thursday, 13 January, 2011, 7:06 PM
--- On Thu, 13/1/11, SteveW <eugnostos2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
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.
MEL: Another karate buff! Yayyy! I like Shotokan myself, but I unfortunately
can only train on my own these days due to health restrictions(eg. arthritis)
and lack of suitable schools where I am. And I'll take that advise as well,
Steve. I'm a long-time sufferer of this horrid mental disease. Thanks!