Not OCD, OTD! Obsessive Thinking Disorder. Not a compulsive behavior but a deliberate process of thinking more than required. How many people suffer form OTD!? I know I do. What a freaking waste of time and energy! But the very fact that I am writing about it clears one thing that, I am aware of this disorder and awareness is the first step to acceptance and with acceptance we can move on to next step – rectification.
We should be aware of our thoughts, that is very basic understanding. And once you know about OTD, asking your mind to shut up should actually help. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. You can not stop your thoughts. It is easier to be filled with fear of something wrong happening while being very happy but doing the opposite; feeling happy while having sad thoughts is impossible. And that is another belief. Yes, this is where ignorance becomes a bliss, the less we know about the world made beliefs the more of self-belief we have.
Anyway the point is OTD is so common specially among the young ones. We just like to think so much and create vivid images of what might go wrong instead of just going for something. What went wrong, where and when!?
I believe that as kids we just lived care free and that is the trait we need to bring back. Careful is okay worrying all the time is not. And it is okay to think…. Actually no, it is better to just give “A” thought to something. Just a thought – singular.
Weighing the pros and cons is not similar to just looking at the pros or just the cons. Both are important, but are you thinking “over it” or “about it”? That should be the question because there is a difference which will change the approach and the pattern of thoughts. Trying to stop a flood when it has happened is futile, but creating the diversion for that powerful flow, now that is possible. Do not stop your thoughts try to change them instead. This sounds like some famous quote.
You could check whether you are thinking over it, about it, or paying too much attention to the “supposed“ outcomes. And if nothing makes sense why not just take a leap? Not necessarily a leap of faith, more like following your instincts, gut feelings and nothing else. It is faster and mentally less exhausting. Make your own mistakes; learn, fall, stand back up, nothing embarrassing in that. Come to think of it even that sounds like a trigger for OTD, fear of failure!! In its essence fear is the culprit.
The title is actually a name of the German book series for children learning German as a foreign language. Children – the young version of humans. To be honest I see them as very pure and unaware beings. Okay, hold your horses I do not mean it in a bad way. Ignorance is after all a bliss. Do you not envy that? For them it is like what is not broken need not be fixed and what is not known has no effect. That makes one reckless or should I say unstoppable!
Oh man we do not grown up we just fall in a pit of thoughts. This, that, something else, I mean there are people who live being so cut off from the world – in their own world – they are better off than those who want to be updated about everything and everyone. So much to keep up with! And then there is meaningful, relevant and the irrelevant aspect to these updates. In all the updates what we learn is a lot more than we should know or could have known. It works both ways.
We think nothing effects us. As adults that is where we are wrong. We are curious and curiosity might have killed the cat but a little knowledge won’t hurt me. It takes one thought to bring up an emotion. We cry watching movies, reading books because we feel them and yet somehow we like to think that nothing really effects us. Wrong… It does! And not just the sensitive ones but everyone – brain works the same way in all of us. It wil store and it will remind you. Every bit of it, every thing we hear, think, see or say is not as much of our making au contraire it is the reflection of what we have been feeding the head with.
So, a little ignorance not in our responsibilities but in being updated can save us from negativity, the frequent sadness, and fear. The forces that stop us never of a positive origin they come from a deep sitting experience or in a similar fashion from our surroundings. It does not mean that we dump the news papers it just means read to know not lo learn because un-learning it is not easy.
Like a child who could be emotionally scarred or mentally disturbed even in a little bit of upheaval, why do we not treat ourselves like that and stay away from all the shite. “Who would be the adult then?” Really if that is the argument then lets count the number of adults who can not fathom basic things that children seem to not only fathom but also accomplish with being their tiny selves.
Children – they fall, they cry, they dust off, they do not dwell upon it, they just carry on…It is all about being real, being free and that is in itself being unstoppable. For them “so ghet das….” (so it goes…/that is how it goes…).
Is it just me or are these one word prompts just really really random!?
Bedtime with a head full of thoughts – Not a good idea.
Bedtime with a mind full of doubts – still not a good idea.
Bedtime with you heart in some else’s hand – not so bad.
Bedtime with your lovers’ hand by your side – never sad.
Bedtime after a story – morning full of glory.
Bedtime after a chatter – morning full of laughter.
Bedtime being all alone – never a choice.
Bedtime after a hard day – always the best.
If it is comfortable and your heart content, sleep comes easy. But not to everyone mostly because the head wants to think and the heart wants what it wants. Sometimes as you try to sleep your brains like… initiating insomnia in 3, 2, 1. Oh, the struggles!
A smile on a child’s face and a smile on an old person. Look closer the eyes bring all the contrast.
A face of a thinker and a soul that is thought less. The eyes will show you the contrast.
An angry person hiding his frustration and a jolly fellow eager to meet his friends to share a good news. Again the eyes would let you on the whole contrast.
People with compassion and people too busy to care. One feeling sad the other just does not care. Their bodies might be still but their eyes will be in contrast.
The word contrast beings an image of an eye and only eyes can see the contrast in anything. Ironically they also show contrast. One just needs to pay attention it is all right in front “of” their eyes and actually “in” their eyes.
Seven Wonders: Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?
Just seven words? Wow some one was very specific. So two languages, the gap between two entirely different cultures etc can be bridged by just seven words? Interesting indeed.
Seven words that I choose – world, humans, equal, temporary, give, love, and strive.
And this is what I meant; (one) world, (millions of) humans, (are) equal, (with) temporary (lives), (so) give, love, and strive (for the better).