It occurred to me.. that since I get my daily Dhamma.. my daily Drama is at an all time low… and that’s a alright by me. Some people thrive on drama.. most of us are addicted to it in some bizarre way. But understanding the damage my reaction to life does to my mental health, stability and happiness has been the key to being a little more stress-free and little less Angry. Don’t get me wrong.. there’s still a bunch of stuff that gets my goat and I’m working on that. But I’d say with 100% certainty (and so would the people around me) that my ability to cope with life’s ups and downs has improved significantly.
The thing is, through understanding that it’s my responsibility to react accordingly, to be watchful of my words and ultimately realize that what I say and do always affect me more than anyone else, I’ve just become easier to be around.
It’s true, I’m less opinionated, more forgiving, less likely to hold a grudge… and I likey this new me way better that the grumpy, dramatic and sensitive strumpet I have been in the past.
Today, my practice was short and not what I had expected.. I was able to accept that quickly and move forward without getting drowned or distracted by “things not going my way”.
I feel safer in my new brain, stronger in my new compassionate heart, I feel grateful for my teachers and my practice, long or short, good or bad!
So get the signs painted and let’s started marching: Say Yes to Dhamma! Say No to Drama! Say Yes to Dhamma! Say No to Drama! Say Yes to Dhamma! Say No to Drama! Say Yes to Dhamma! Say No to Drama! Say Yes to Dhamma! Say No to Drama! Say Yes to Dhamma! Say No to Drama!