We are completely and utterly addicted to drama.
When I say ‘we’ I mean all of us collectively as a society. And the reason is because we live in a world that is predominantly being run by ego. Fear is at a fever pitch but so is an addiction to drama. One is fuelling the other like pouring petrol on a fire.
And yet it seems that we just can’t look away from the car crash even though we’ve seen it a million times before and every time we see it, it makes us terrified of getting in the car.
In case you aren’t reading this and nodding your head emphatically in agreement then let me give you evidence of where it’s most clear……TV programmes and advertisement for those programmes.
YOU JUST WONT BELIEVE ALL THE DRAMA…
THE MOST GRIPPING HOUR OF TELEVISION YOU WILL SEE THIS YEAR….
WATCH FOR ALL THE TEARS AND ALL THE SHOCK REVELATIONS…
And that’s just Masterchef!!!!
Every show now is the most gripping, compelling, horrifying, sexy, steamy, sad, terrifying, hour of television you have ever seen.
Unfortunately it doesn’t just stop there.
It’s also making its way into our inboxes with subject headings like… ‘Sabine you won’t believe what she said’, ‘This is definitely one not to miss!’ and so on and so on. Personally for me it guarantees that I won’t read that email and I could possibly even unsubscribe from the list. Because enough! Seriously just enough!
We need to stop being crack whores to drama. We need to reclaim our brains and stop this incessant fuelling of ego in this way. What it’s actually doing is desensitising us to when something is actually really a drama and worthy of us standing to attention. The real stuff that should be horrifying us is often flying under the radar. Which is most likely the general plan so let’s ensure we aren’t a part of that. Being addicted to drama keeps us in conflict with each other and ourselves and keeps us victims to consumerism and politicians who run fear mongering campaigns to keep us ‘safe’.
Why can’t the good stuff, the calm, the loving, the inspiring and the gentle be the thing that sells us on a show, a blog post, or a conversation we want to have.
It starts with us.
As much as we might think ‘I’m not like that, I can’t stand all that drama’, but we are society and change in it starts with change in us. So even if you and me start by being conscious of the drama, how we seek it out in our own lives, how our ears prick up at gossip, then we are well on our way to choosing our right mind instead. That part of us that patiently waits to be fed by something inspiring.
A good book, a conversation with a friend about their insights, awareness, a walk in nature, meditation, a deep breath….
Recognise drama, be awake to it. This is the only way you can choose differently.
Where in your life are you addicted to drama? What will you start to be more conscious of from today to reset and fuel your right mind?