"I am willing to release the subconscious need and desire for drama in my life." Say this affirmation to yourself daily (if not hourly!) for the next few weeks and see what changes you notice around you. I guarantee that when you start to own your love of drama in this way it will begin to resolve on it's own. If there is something present in your life it's because a part of you wants it there. It just may be hidden so far down you haven't been able to see it.
Signs that this need/desire for drama is a part of your mind’s way of distracting you from your own presence and personal self work:
- Watching the news/reading the paper or gossip magazines
- Making fun of the president or other political or famous people
- Being excited to tell a story of shock and awe or someone else’s tragedy
- Telling your own stories like above over and over again
- Focusing on your pain or illness stories
- Complaining about how events or organizations are run
- Complaining about anything without taking proactive steps to change it or genuinely inquiring with curiosity how one might contribute to change
- Watching more than 60 minutes of tv in a day or 3 hours in a week regularly
Talking negatively about someone else’s choices - as a parent, with drugs or alcohol, how they drive, what they eat or wear
Drama is our subconscious excuse for looking at everything outside of ourselves, in an avoidance of all the feelings, thoughts and weaknesses we ourselves have. Buddha suggests that instead of constantly being outwardly focused we need to turn our attention inward: again and again. Cultivate kind compassionate awareness of our own inner workings. And develop a mindfulness practice that brings us a sense of peaceful wellbeing throughout all of life's, sometimes dramatic, ups and downs.