In theory it’s that easy. Disrupt the cycle of compulsive behaviours and intrusive thoughts.
Cut yourself free from the spiral.
I wish I knew how to do that. To rid myself of the feelings and ideas that constantly invade my mind.
If it were easy, mental health specialists wouldn’t be in such high demand. They hold the precious life vests that a drowning victim tries to grasp on to frantically.
Self destructive behaviours remind me of sirens. From Greek mythology – the haunting enchantresses of the sea who draw sailors in to their death.
I have to keep reminding myself that death is not what I want. Sometimes others have to remind me, until I can disrupt the cycle myself.