“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely
players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”~William Shakespeare As You Like It
Let’s face it, life can be full of DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA. Personal drama, someone else’s drama and the drama that takes on a life of its own when you inadvertently get in the middle of someone else’s. The Shakespeare quote is a great way to describe the leading role you play in your life in all its different stages. Now the question becomes is there drama in your life? Do you enjoy it? Is it a comedy or tragedy? If your life is full of drama and you’re not enjoying it maybe it’s time to exit stage left and then Enter Laughing!
There are people whose lives are full of chaos and drama. You may know some of these people or notice it in your own life. At times you may find yourself drawn into a drama wondering how you got there in the first place. Perhaps you wanted to help a friend or found yourself vulnerable because you are a giver and healer. It may even be that you have a flair for the dramatic and it adds a bit of excitement to your life.
Drama is different from life challenges. Everyone has challenges. They are a part of life. Drama occurs depending on HOW you react, what you do and how you handle those challenges. On a daily basis you can simply turn on the news to see the diverse reactions to catastrophic events. You see interviews where some go into drama, others do not. Drama is full of, well….the DRAMATIC. It tends to feel like you are in the middle of a soap opera that will continue on forever.
Every scene in your life is an experience and will play itself out whether you take charge with awareness or not. You have the ability to enter the scene consciously, owning your part, adding and enriching the experience or you can allow yourself to get sucked into a vortex of drama, gossip, lies and competition swirling around you.
You also have the ability to exit the scene gracefully, with honor, forgiveness and your head held high. You can do this at any time during the scene by deciding that your role in the scene (or the play) is complete. If you’ve played the same part over & over again and the ending is always the same, it might be time to re-evaluate the role you have taken on and agreed to. It’s never too late to change the scenery, the script and your agreements to create a brand new ending.
You will have many scenes and play a lot of roles in your lifetime. At some level you agreed to each one of them. If you enjoy the drama, chaos and the same ending, by all means continue. If you’d like to change the part you play step out of the drama! Step out to center stage and take command with awareness! Life is what you make it so live it AS YOU LIKE IT! 😉 ~Shine Your Light Debbie
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