I woke up this morning becoming aware of the OCD patterns I keep falling into, and realised….
Rejecting the “bad feelings” or “bad thoughts”, which cause one to continue with the OCD motions/patterns of repeat until the bad thought or feeling goes away – or at least subsides – may be futile. Perhaps the challenge really is to integrate them into our whole being…rejecting NO aspect of ourselves, in order to find peace, and finally let go of the fear.
As OCD symptoms tried to set in – yet again – this affirmation popped into my head, which I declared – then, moved forward to continue tasks uninterrupted.
As OCD symptoms tried to set in – standing in front of the mirror – I looked myself in the eye, and defiantly pronounced: “Be brave, ancient warrior!” I bundled my fears together and took them with me…bravely into the future.
…So, instead of reacting badly to something, and ‘perpetuate’ the karmic responses, we can hold this thought in our mind and slowly begin to reduce reactive impulses.