The picture above is a scan of the brain and it is self-explanatory.Let us look at one example.
Imagine you are driving a car and you have one light that comes up on the dashboard. You can quickly understand what is going on and try to solve the problem. Maybe you are low on gas, oil, etc. Now you have 30 lights on. Can you easily understand and solve the problem?
It is the same thing with our OCD brains, there are always lights going on and off on the dashboard… and if we are expecting our brains to give us some useful information on how to solve the problem when the dashboard is malfunctioning then we will never solve it! There is no useful information there! The only thing we can take from it, is that the dashboard is malfunctioning! What other dashboards are there that are always blinking at the tune of 30 or more lights for second? Exactly, it is not a dashboard anymore. It is a Christmas tree! 🙂
Would you let a Christmas tree tell you which way to turn or go? I know it is a ridiculous example but one that we, ROCD sufferers do often. The solution: forget about the Christmas tree and set your own course independently of how you feel in the moment.