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From Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., ex-Buddhist monk and clinical psychologist -- from workshop on Mindfulness and the Brain, recorded by Sounds True --

 

"And one of the most important things you can learn, and offer yourself and another, is the trust that everything turns. That if we make the space, there is renewal. Pablo Neruda said, "You can pick all the flowers, but you can't stop the Spring."

 

"And there is in us and in this world a kind of eternal renewal that is absolutely trustworthy, and our knowing it from the place, from the space, of the Buddha-mind that we are beginning to explore, and from the experience of being willing to turn to that which is difficult -- with the right circumstances, not re-traumatizing, re-overwhelming ourselves -- but really learning this allows for something else to be born.

 

"That when you go through the difficulties, it's not to avoid them, but to allow them to show you the inviolable spirit, the untouched spirit...."


1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...

1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...

2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...

Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms

Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended

Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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"You can pick all the flowers, but you can't stop the Spring."

10000000 X!


2000-2008 Paxil for a situational depression

2008 - Paxil c/t

Severe protracted WD syndrome ever since; improving

 

 

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once”

Albert Einstein

 

"Add signature to your profile. This way we can help you even better!"

Surviving Antidepressants ;)

 

And, above all, ... keep walking. Just keep walking.

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"And one of the most important things you can learn, and offer yourself and another, is the trust that everything turns. That if we make the space, there is renewal. Pablo Neruda said, "You can pick all the flowers, but you can't stop the Spring."

 

 

This is uplifting and it does ring true even in my current circumstances. We don't always get the form of renewal that we want but maybe we need to be open to different colored flowers...

 

 

Healing, what does "making space" mean for you?

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Healing, what does "making space" mean for you?

 

Ah, nice question!

 

For me, making space means -- either when you're "officially" meditating (eyes closed, body still) or when you're doing your chores -- letting thoughts go, aiming for a spacious mind. Gazing soft-eyed around you (into the black if your eyes are closed) and gently looking for what the Tao is sending to you next.

 

By "the Tao" I mean the Universe, nature, and a cosmic intelligence that is out there all around us.

 

I try to surrender and be open. Try to let go of any agenda, pre-conceived ideas, obsessions.

 

And relaxing muscles and breathing into the belly help with this.

 

 

How about you? Anybody else?


1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...

1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...

2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...

Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms

Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended

Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Thinking for some time now of taking up meditation, but despite repeated attempts, the still present "fight or flight" thing not allowing for it. But not giving up!


2000-2008 Paxil for a situational depression

2008 - Paxil c/t

Severe protracted WD syndrome ever since; improving

 

 

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once”

Albert Einstein

 

"Add signature to your profile. This way we can help you even better!"

Surviving Antidepressants ;)

 

And, above all, ... keep walking. Just keep walking.

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Try starting small -- three minutes, no fanfare, sit or lie down, breathe deeply. That's it. You're done.

 

Getting over the threshold is the hardest part.


1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...

1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...

2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...

Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms

Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended

Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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