“Trust the moment. It might not be what you thought, but it is what is.”
Surrender is another way of saying accepting what is in this moment since there isn’t much you can do with most of it. I have a collection of posts that consider this idea and practice here on Beyond Meds.
I really like and resonate strongly with the concept of surrender. I’d say it’s one of my central practices now. I find the description in the above video a bit lacking but I’m also not coming up with a better way to talk about it right now so it’s all I’m going to share right now.
I’m also going to cut and paste a short post I wrote in May of this year again too, because the idea of surrender has become critical. The healing process from the iatrogenic injury is so often so weird and unlike anything in the public lexicon. It’s hard to know how to talk about it. I think it might help others dealing with it to see this again:
Freaky weird sensations bubbling forth from deep in my body tonight. Releasing old traumatic stuff from the body never ceases to be fascinating…if also on occasion annoying. I’d rather be sleeping.
At this point I don’t differentiate between that which is psychiatric drug “withdrawal” (iatrogenic injury) and that which is “trauma” it seems to help to just pay attention to all of it as though it has something to tell me regardless of origin. Also, withdrawal is trauma in any case. As Charles Whitfield, MD has said and established, psychiatric drugs are agents of trauma.
The only discipline that makes sense anymore is surrender. That and then paying attention. I continue to heal.
Books by Judith Orloff