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Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by TenthAveN, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. TenthAveN

    TenthAveN New Member

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    Can your OCD trick you into thinking that you want the world more than Jesus? I get really anxious because I try to meditate on the beauty of Jesus, but there’s this anxiety in my chest that makes it seem as though I don’t actually want Him. It’s quite confusing.
     
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  2. honey badger

    honey badger i am

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    For the spirit is willing, but the flesh weak."
     
  3. covergirl

    covergirl Newbie

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    Yep that's OCD thoughts
     
  4. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Angels Team Supporter

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    I've done a lot of reading on this sort of thing. There are two places for fear and anxiety, as far as the brain is concerned. Some of it comes from, the Cerebrum the large part of the brain that deals with reason etc. and that responds well to things like reason, cognitive therapy, meditation etc. But the other part comes from cerebellum and it is kind of resistant to that stuff; seeing how it is closer and tied in with places like the brain stem etc. which deal with our autonomic functions etc.

    Anyway it's good to come to terms with this. The lower part of the brain is very resistant to change. Medications can help and prayer is always good for everything in out lives. But there are some problems you got very little control over.

    Take Care,
    Pavel
     
  5. Franki(ncense)

    Franki(ncense) Relax! Oluwa's running the show... Supporter

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    I do know, The Lord would never be out to terrorise you and i can assure you.
     
  6. Mari17

    Mari17 Well-Known Member

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    OCD can trick us into thinking just about anything. :D Yes, the goal is to ignore our anxious and obsessive feelings, because obsessive feelings are based on distortions of the truth (not truth itself) and therefore can't be relied upon.
     
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