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      Is one good side of OCD is that it’s just your brain trying to protect you? If so, it just has a very funny way of showing it. And it’s not really getting the memo that there’s really anything to be scared of. There’s no real tiger, only a paper one.
      Is it important to understand that thoughts in general say nothing about you as a person, as they are not a reflection of things that has happen or what’s to come? They’re just “Thoughts” no matter how scary or silly they are, right? No-one really complains or gets anxious about the silly intrusive thoughts or funny ones because those are easier to let go. But none of it really means anything unless you want it to, right? It’s like noise until you tune in to a frequency.
      You decide what you want to identify with or you can choose to do nothing with them. And everyone, “OCD” or not experiences intrusive thoughts its just for some its harder to let go because they are given so much attention and importance, which leads your brain to believe they are important and so your brain takes note and keeps throwing them back at you because it’s “important” but it’s not. Recovery is possible.

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