Defusing Drama



“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
Seán O’Casey


The world is neither as predictable or orderly as we might like.  We tend to want things to be easy, comfortable and well ordered. Unfortunately, all too often work is hectic, relationships are challenging, people demand our time.

So we get stressed and sucked into drama. Yet the problem is not the world or other people’s thoughts and behaviour – these aspects of life will always be uncontrollable and a bit messy.

From experience I saw that  I could hold on too tightly to an ideal that did not match reality. We subconsciously set up expectations in our mind of what we want other people to be, what we want ourselves to be, and what our work and relationships and life ‘should’ be like.

Our attachment to our ideals stirs anxiety in our minds and stress in our lives. Our resistance to accept things as they are fuels our drama.

Remember, needless drama does not just walk into your life out of nowhere – you either create it, invite it, or associate with those who bring it.

Most of us make ourselves unhappy simply by finding it impossible to accept life just as it is presenting itself right now. Be mindful.

Let go of any drama today. Have the wisdom and strength to embrace the present. rather than self focused expectation.

“The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.”
Shannon L. Alder


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