Dramas: Dangerous Games

Most of the so-called bad things that happen in people's lives are due to unconsciousness.....they are self created, or rather ego-created...."drama".
Emotional games are called drama games or ego games and can be seen in TV soaps.

These soaps give the idea that they are the normal way to behave, but these drama games keep you in Ego, just where they want you.

"When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore....the basic ego patterns are designed to combat it's own deep seated fear and sense of lack. They are resistance, control, power, greed, defense, and attack. Some of the ego's strategies are extremely clever, yet they never truly solve any of it's problems, simply because the ego is the problem itself." (The Power of the NOW by Eckhart)

Dramas or repressed emotions are stored in the body, via neurological pathways that carry memory to our brains. The emotional reactivity that results becomes addictive through habitual use when not accessed, made conscious, and healed. As long as our emotional body is still programmed with harmful reactions, our "reality" is distorted by stories we tell ourselves that keep us stuck in negativity, depression, and fear.

Science and spirituality are now coming together to validate how freeing the emotions lodged in our psychosomatic network can offer us a healthier, happier way to live. All problems in our world today, both personal and planetary, stem from humanity's unhealed emotional body.

"Most people are in love with their particular life drama. Their story is their identity. The ego runs their life. They have their whole sense of self invested in it. Even their--usually unsuccessful---search for an answer, a solution, or for healing becomes part of it. What they fear and resist most is the end of their drama....You cannot have an argument with a fully conscious person. An argument implies identification with your mind and a mental position, as well as resistance and reaction to the person's position." (The Power of the NOW)

The ego believes that through negativity it can manipulate reality and get away with it.....whenever you are unhappy, there is the unconscious belief that the unhappiness "buys" you what you want. If "you"--the mind--did not believe that unhappiness works, why would you create it? The fact is, of course, that negativity does not work. Instead of attracting a desirable condition, it stops it from arising.....Its only "useful" function is that it strengthens the ego, and that is why the ego loves it.

The simplest method of gaining control of your ego is to engage your emotions in creative and loving mental and physical activities. First, you must stop the daily experiences of emotional attacks (mental and emotional rape) by way of constant barrage of sex, violence, and wars in the media - especially the TV and the newspapers. Second, you must practice relaxation and meditation in order to discipline your mind and focus your observation not on dramas but on healthy and successful activities.

Similar to the practice of science and spirituality, you can attend hundreds of seminars and read many dozens of books about how to stop your dramas and focus on success and the sad outcome is that you won't be successful until you master the practice of success. Success is not a result but a process - it is the direct manifestation of how you think and act, all the time. In short, success is the journey, not the destination. For more information read about The Power of Relaxation.

Here are some fascinating quotes about human emotions and anger:

"Romantic poetry and fiction of the last 2000 years has blinded us to the fact that emotions are a low form of jungle consciousness. Emotional actions are the most contracted, dangerous form of fanatic stupor." -T. Leary

"Conscious love is not an emotion; it is the serene merging with yourself, with other people, with other forms of energy. Love cannot exist in an emotional state. Emotions are emergency alarms...-T. Leary

"Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee. "---Epictetus

"If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase."----Epictetus

"If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods."----Epictetus

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."----Catherine Ponder

"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were."-----Cherie Carter-Scott.

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."---Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."----Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

"Anger as soon as fed is dead" ----Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

"If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase."---Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)

"Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life."----Joan Lunden, in Healthy Living Magazine


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