Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
sometimes I feel like I'm going against my beliefs - I say 'Oh my God' without meaning to - I try to say 'gosh' but I normally can't stop myself.
I do sometimes feel like my DDs are going against my beliefs and I have actually thought to myself that I should DD about God more since I'm Catholic. Also my character in my DDs doesn't normally pray.
Are you Catholic? Im Baptist and we dont pray the same prayers, for us you talk to God though I suppose some people probably add Bible verses. However we dont have any set prayers,
I had a very powerful experience with prayer last year when I first started visiting this site. I prayed to surrender my MD--just once because I was really, really surrendering. And after that I felt like I had the power to avoid triggers, increase my contact with real people, tell those people what I was going through (which really helped when temptation hit), and generally make better choices. But before that I had been praying about MD for years without much progress. I think this site helped me to come up with a game plan, so I had a clearer idea of what I was praying for. But I also think I can't control the timing of my profound spiritual moments. Sometimes, for me, faith is keeping up my spiritual practices even if I doubt they'll do any good. My natural state is to be anxious and hang on; I won't let go until I'm ready, and I can't make myself let go no matter how high the stakes and no matter how badly I want control. I can only take baby steps.
I like breathing meditations, but I've found external input more helpful with my md. When I was first refocusing, I put on earbuds at night and listened to spiritual stuff. But I guess that wouldn't work if spiritual stuff is your trigger :( My MDs aren't spiritual at all. In my world, I'm the all-powerful being!