Y'all...it was a week! I'm a school chaplain with OCD, and last week was one of the most traumatic weeks I've ever had in my job. As a result...my OCD is spiked, and I feel all sorts of feels! Chaplains/clergy/faith leaders struggle with OCD, too, and there is no shame in that. You are not alone.
For me...intrusive thoughts of being a horrible person unworthy of supporting others tend to be a common theme after weeks like this. But I wanted to share the motivation I'm offering myself this Monday morning in hopes it will help you, too! When, I'm struggling, I try to remind myself...
"RECOVERY ONLY COMES WHEN YOU GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO VALUE YOUR LIFE SO MUCH...THAT THE FEAR OF GIVING UP YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE TO OCD OUTWEIGHTS THE FEAR OF YOUR OBSESSIONS BEING TRUE."
I'm going to try me best to live into this and follow my values, while sitting with the discomfort. I refuse to give anymore of my life up to OCD (even when all of the thoughts/feelings seem very loud and true). You deserve to do the same thing for yourself today. Choose to value your life more than anything else! It will send your OCD running