Exactly I hate when people say that, I don’t ever want my thoughts to be true ever😭
Try to instead accept that you don’t know and you don’t need to know
Try to remember that accepting the possibility it’s true doesn’t mean being okay with the idea of that. For example, I accept that racism still happens all the time even though I really don’t want to believe that, but if I denied it that would be bad too.
But also, once an ERP therapist told me that when we “accept the possibility” it’s more that we have to accept that there’s a 1% chance it’s true, but OCD brains tend to act like 1% is the same as 50/50. The idea is other people cope with the fact that something awful has a 1% (or .000001%) chance of being true, but we hyper focus on the 1% instead of being comfortable with the idea that 1% is way less than 99%.
oh wow this is a really good way to put it. thank you so much
@jello86 Wow thanks
I honestly think that only people without OCD say this cause they are so confident in what their values are and who they are but people with ocd literally have zero confidence in anything.
I agree.... ocd is so complex
Yeah I don’t really understand that. Understand accepting them as being there, like thoughts you have, but to accept as “might be true” for some things is just unacceptable. I think of it more as accepting some things like “I don’t know, and can’t know, but probably unlikely”