“When you are not honoring the present moment by allowing it to be, you are creating drama.” –Eckhart Tolle
For as long as I can remember, I have been surrounded by drama. For a long time, I thought this was normal and just the way life was…until I woke up and took note. Some people do not live lives of drama. Some people are peaceful. And it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with their families of origin, things beyond their control, their jobs or coworkers, or with luck. It has to do with them. People who are not surrounded by drama are peaceful people; they don’t let drama or chaos stick to them. They let things go and move on.
Okay, so what does this mean about my life? Here is my latest breakthrough:
In all of the drama-filled relationships and situations I have had in my life, there is one common denominator: ME.
Unintentionally, I have maintained the pattern of drama in my life by the way I respond to events and people, the way I think, the way I hang on to the past, and as a result, because of what I attract. I am the drama, people! It is me! I have reacted with emotion without thinking of the consequences. I have felt the need to respond and react to too much. I have taken too much to heart, cared too much, thought too much, fought too much, said too much, cursed too much, lived too much in the past or in the future, and mostly, neglected the here and now. And let me tell you, it has been exhausting.
Simply being aware of this pattern has already changed many aspects of my life. Now that I am working on it at a more conscious level, I am looking forward to inviting even more peaceful situations and relationships into my life–and to not be a dramatic component to your life, dear reader.
This post opened my eyes to this topic, and I think I will use it to help guide me in this new and exciting venture. Check it out; maybe it will help you, too.