I thought it might be a good idea to write a blog about my journey. I would characterize myself as someone who has recovered from OCD, but is currently working through a relapse.This is OK, I am learning a great deal. What I am learning now will make me stronger so that next time I can recognize the warning signs and avoid a relapse.I have come to accept that OCD is part of me. I have really good therapists and a very supportive family. I am slowly improving, I can sleep at night and I drink less. I can function at work and I never ruminate on obsessive thoughts. I have the 'pure O' version of OCD.My message is you can recover. It takes time, but you can look at these times as moments of opportunity, moments to go deep and learn about yourself. I have gained a great deal from Pema Chodron a Buddist monk who has written and spoke alot about how to deal with strong emotion. There are nothing wrong with thoughts, look at them as clouds passing through the sky. You can't stop clouds from passing through the sky, but you don't have to focus on them. Gently touch them, persist with the feelings produced, but realize that everything is impermanent.I think there is a great deal to learn from this philosophy. If it were not for my relapse, I would never had examined this way of thinking. I know now that I will follow these teachings from now on.I am in the process of recovery, I am not there yet, but I am doing my best to work on it every day.”Know your own mind with honesty and fearlessness. See what leads to more freedom and what leads to more suffering. This can liberate you from continually getting hooked by self-centered thoughts and emotions, the root of all dissatisfaction”Pema Chodron

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  1. Mcguirp 9 years ago

     no problem.  I find it helpful to write – it keeps everything in perspective

     

    thanks for the welcome

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  2. Mcguirp 9 years ago

     OK, I will think of something to write.  I do believe that there is lots of hope for people with OCD, it is a learning process where we get to discoverthe wonderful complexity of the human brain.

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  3. Mcguirp 9 years ago

     I can't find the group "OCD Success stories"  I will write something when I find it.

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  4. Mcguirp 9 years ago

     I can't find the group "OCD Success stories"  I will write something when I find it.

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