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      Does anyone agree with me that life with ocd can is like being tortured every day? Life is pretty hellish for most people with ocd and I feel like I’m living in hell right now.

      I know I’m a big perfectionist and assume that perfection will always be my default. And I think evil thoughts about church and religion. The more I think these thoughts and want to be a perfect the more I feel like a failure and suffer guilt and low self worth.

      I want to give up on perfectionism, and have a more realistic point of view. But the problem is just so complex and Im to blame as I’m so bothered about everything. If only I could care far less than I do, be far less of a perfectionist, I’d no longer be full of guilt 24/7.


        I used to think like that; perfectionism and all that. But I changed my view on God and religion.

        I think the Ultimate Reality must be beyond both good and evil as we humans tend to think of them. And I reckon that both good and evil must proceed from this Reality.

        I don’t think we can ever be perfectly good. It’s just not possible. After all, our ancestors were pretty damn savage, so we have that as our inheritance to struggle against.

        If I were you I’d try to be more gentle and forgiving with/of yourself. If your intentions are good, that’s good enough.

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