The problem with life is that it’s short. There is no room for time wasting or regret.
But that’s why we are all here. We regret the time we have wasted.
Fear is what leads to problems. Problems waste time.
Fear of whatever causes lack of self esteem, self belief.
It takes away our confidence.
If it wasn’t for fear there would not be OCD anxiety depression addictions etc.
There would also be no rich or poor. No jealousy, no hate no wars.
No homeless or starving people.
Would there be any need for religion? Probably not.
How do you get rid of fear?
Lots of people will give us so many different answers.
But we need to be careful. Some people will say just do it. But that’s foolish.
Suicidal thoughts are no good but no one shoulds say just do it.
Every few years after I relapse into depression and anxiety and the OCD takes over i realize that to beat OCD you have to just do it.
You have to ignore the thoughts and feelings. Dismiss the fears and anxieties.
As I typed the last sentence I thought about situations that make me uncomfortable and I realized I am a long way from fully beating the OCD.
I hate getting buses I think they are filthy. I change and wash my clothes after being on them. I rarely go on them.
But you know when I am traveling my OCD disappears. It mostly affects me when I am at home.
I fear picking up something and passing it on to my family. When I am away no such worries.
But I don’t get to travel much. And I would feel guilty at this stage.
I already feel guilty for what I think I put my family though.
Every now and then in a moment of clarity I remember that when I am at my worst I isolate myself and always have.
So if I was alone I was not causing my family trouble.
But why did I isolate myself.
Because of fear.