A Powerful Realization
I have come to the realization that the lessons we can learn from OCD can be priceless. That usually people with OCD are kind and insightful. That the fact that we get disgusted with certain thoughts it's proof that we aren't and we will never be in agreement with them. Which tells me that we are not our thoughts! Even when they feel so intense we are not them and they are just thoughts.
We are becoming more resilient people. People with more understanding. People that understand what is like to suffer. Which can makes us more empathetic towards others.
And one more thing. We don't need fixing! We aren't bad or broken. We just have a condition that's difficult to handle sometimes. So when we think: "if I could just stop thinking about this I will be ok" is a lie because we are ok. We were ok all along. What I mean is that we aren't bad or horrible or disgusting because of certain thoughts. We just need to realize it in the middle of a thousand intrusive thoughts that we are good, valuable, worthy and amazing individuals. Yes, all of us! So let us not be ashamed and covered in guilt. What we need is Love manifested in patience and kindness towards others but also, and very important, to ourselves.
So to all my brothers and sisters that have OCD you are stronger than you think. Let's not give up. Let us be compassionate towards ourselves as we are towards others.