I had a friend who went through a whole phase of going through a non-dual meditation practice in order to be able to eat whatever he wanted to eat. He had a very long and difficult journey. His journey led him to the point where he felt like he was never hungry, but he was never hungry in the first place. This was the cause of a lot of him eating. I thought I was being funny.
I’m sure there are lots of people who have been through the same experience. But I’ve never had a friend who was so obsessed with not eating. Instead of being a meditator, he went through a meditator phase and lost control.
There are lots of meditators, and most of them have an obsessive compulsive disorder. They eat the same foods for thousands of hours. We are all just a little OCD by nature.
He has been experiencing an extreme form of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. It involves being so focused on eating a specific food that you start to think about it even when it isn’t happening. There is no eating in the moment, so you get obsessed with it long after your body is ready to stop. You start to eat in the moment, and you never stop until you are done.
It is a psychological disorder that affects many people. It is also called an “obsessive-compulsive personality disorder” or OCD. For more than a century after the first research on OCD was conducted, the disorder was thought to develop after a person experienced a traumatic event or illness. The term “obsessive-compulsive disorder” was originally coined by British psychiatrist Henry Goddard in 1937.
But there is now a more recent theory. According to the Oxford and Cambridge Dictionary, OCD does not have to be a result of a traumatic event or illness; it can be the result of a person who has a high degree of self-awareness and ability to change their thoughts and actions around the clock.
This is a new theory, and I’ve always found it interesting that the OED doesn’t specify which disorder it is specifically describing. The OED also defines OCD as ‘the repetitive, compulsive, and ritualistic behavior that occurs in response to a strong feeling of tension or stress’. So, while this definition might seem to be specific to OCD, I think it is just one of many ways in which OCD can manifest itself.
I think the general definition of OCD is still valid even if it is specific to it. I think it is because OCD can be very hard to treat and it is difficult to control, but I think the OED is also just using it to explain OCD’s repetitive, compulsive, and ritualistic behavior. I think it might be a little too broad to use in my opinion.
Many OCDs are treated with a combination of different medications. Many can also be treated with a combination of different methods such as mindfulness meditations, deep breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques. The problem is that these are all very difficult to do. But they are often very effective in helping OCD symptoms and can improve certain OCDs symptoms.
So, in order to help you sort through OCD symptoms, I’ve compiled a list of ways you can use these techniques to help with OCD.