“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
OCD in a nutshell: Life holds uncertainty, and obsessive-compulsives can’t stand that.
The natural desire of an OC is to erase uncertainty, but that is an impossible feat.
Instead, cognitive-behavioral therapy teaches an OC to be okay with uncertainty.
And trust me, life is so much better this way.