It’s the morning after last night’s live stream show affectionately called ‘Round #3.’ Last night had a change to the planned schedule. I was going to start off by giving an explanation of Neuroplasticity of the Brain.
Minutes before the show went live, I received an email which was so full of negativity it was quite clearly a form of attack. The person who sent me this email hit me with the element of ‘surprise’ coming from someone I would least expect. It had also been sent it at a time when it would have most impact.
The person was in actual fact, trying to manipulate. The email brought up feelings of anger, anxiety and self doubt.
However, I made an executive decision, rather than fall into this drama that the Drama Queen had set me up for, I decided to use this on the show ‘live’ as an example of how to use Mindfulness in every day situations – it was perfect!! I even thanked the Queen on the show for giving me an spontaneous opportunity to demonstrate Mindfulness!!
The message of our course is “Don’t be a Drama Llama.” That is, use your Mindfulness skills to watch out and identify Drama Queens who will try their best, consciously or unconsciously to bring you down. Then you can neutralise these people quickly before they have the chance to manipulate you to their own advantage.
Very often this will happen in the work place or even in your own home. For me this also happens in the supermarket car park:
I’m reversing my wee Micra out of a space and this has caused a flustered driver to have the indignity of having to wait a minute extra while I get out my space. That driver then will provoke by racing past me and. cutting me off. If I let them drag me into their drama I will react and the whole situation ends up as a police matter, and it’s a lose lose scenario for me and the Drama Queen.
Drama Queens will always pull you into their drama “just when life is going so well.” They have an innate ability to smell your happiness which leads me to explain why they do this in the first place.
The answer is very simple, they are not in a good place and don’t wish to be alone in that place, thus they drag you in so that you’ll feel the same way they do.
That is why the arcane message is still of value to this day – “Don’t react to people!!”
Let them put on their Dramas for all of us to watch – after all, the Drama Queens can’t touch you if you’re just observing their performance can they??!!
Anyway, many of the viewers of the show gave me some positive comments and feedback during and after the broadcast and this helped quash the efforts of the Drama Queen, it back fired, you could say.
So, there is much to do, much content to produce for next week’s show!! Stay tuned!!….