[Springboard] Control dramas

Richard West rwestica at ms69.hinet.net
Tue Mar 30 19:42:57 CDT 2010

Excerpts from "The Seven Habits Of Highly 
Dramatic People" , By Scott Kalechstein 

Do gratitude, contentment, and inner peace 
sometimes creep up on you and undermine your 
ability to indulge your anxiety?

Here's how to make sure you get your minimum 
daily requirements of worry and chaos.

1.	Believe and act like your safety, 
security, and happiness are dependent on people 
and forces outside of you that you can't control.
2.	Try to control them.

For those of you who prefer to keep it complex, 
here are seven habits to develop that will help 
you go deeper into your practice and guarantee a 
daily overdose of adrenaline. Allow me to be your 
drama director as we shout out the traditional 
opening words, "Lights! Camera!! RE-ACTION!!!

#1. Harness The Power Of Negative Thinking - 
Everybody accentuates the negative on occasion. 
What if I can't pay my bills? What if I lose my 
house? What if I get sick? What if I'm alone for 
life? What if I'm in this relationship for life? 
But as your drama coach, I want to inspire you to 
master 'The Secret' by focusing all of your 
attention on the most negative possible outcomes 
all of the time. When this discipline has been 
achieved, you can relax into the certainty that 
you will always find something to freak out about 
in any situation, and fear will never abandon you 

#2. Be Busy Till You're Dizzy - Being too busy to 
still your mind and take good care of your body 
is essential on the path to drama-realization. 
Temptation is everywhere these days - health food 
stores, spas, gyms, yoga studios, meditation 
classes, and it takes courage to maintain 
abstinence while the whole world is stretching, 
sweating, chanting, and going organic. Remember, 
as our parents tried to warn us, engaging in 
meditation can lead to blindness, losing sight of 
all the things right in front of you to worry 
about. So wake up every morning painfully early, 
splash cold water on your face, brew up your 
caffeine, and go, speed racer, go! Have you 
answered all your emails? Who needs a shoulder to 
lean on? Is there something on TV? Always make 
sure your life and your mind are filled with 
clutter and free of those annoying empty spaces 
between your thoughts that can disturb your 
absence of peace.

#3. Have A Swinging Good Time - In the 60's and 
70's, a swinger was a person who relieved the 
monotony of monogamy by attending a variety of 
extra-curricular relationships. Would you like to 
be able to create, at the snap your fingers, a 
soap opera drenched in drama anytime you want? 
All you need to do is to stuff your feelings till 
you can't hold them in any longer, and then 
explode without restraint or care for anyone, 
especially the ones you care most about. As a 
practice, try being 100% nice and sweet. Stretch 
yourself to accommodate someone as much and as 
long as you can, and then take the lid off and 
let the steam out. There is nothing as satisfying 
as having a good eruption after being good and 
silent for a spell.

#4. Leave Your Inner Child Alone Without Parental 
Guidance - When the child inside the adult gets 
scared, some really juicy drama can happen, but 
only if we withhold our compassion, re-assurance, 
and loving boundaries. When we can resist such 
self-help nonsense, our inner children will wreak 
havoc trying to get those things from others, 
usually through some very exciting acting out in 
the drama department. When two or more people 
abandon their inner children at the same time, oh 
boy, that's when the fun begins. The adults have 
left the vehicle, and you can guess who's in the 
front seat, banging on the horn, flooding the 
accelerator and yelling out the window. Yippee!

#5. Set Huge Goals, Maintain Unrealistic 
Expectations -There is nothing more beneficial to 
your lifestyle than the habit of reaching for the 
stars, falling short of your lofty goals, and 
feeling like a colossal failure. Taking big leaps 
and falling flat on your face is paramount for 
maintaining healthy low self-esteem, which is the 
foundation of all good drama. Go for the 
mountaintop, and don't look down at your feet on 
your way. One step at a time is for people 
satisfied with proceeding at a snail's pace, 
always leaving behind a slime trail of serenity, 
gentleness, balance, and other dismal downers 
that drama kings and queens take royal pains to 
avoid. You can do better than that!

#6. Judge Your Judgments - Every human being 
judges, but only the ones who have learned the 
art of judging their own judgments excel in 
creating melodrama. Have you ever been known to 
shame and blame yourself for feeling afraid and 
stuck, telling yourself that there is something 
really wrong with you for not moving forward? 
Good! You are on the right track. Now, take your 
next step. Judge your judgments! Tell yourself 
that you should know better than to shame and 
blame yourself. Heap truckloads of guilt on 
yourself for stooping so low to the curb of 
self-criticism, yet again. This will make you 
quite an energetic downer that can't help but 
suck energy from those around you.

#7. Get Grounded In The 3 B's...Blame, Blame, & 
Blame! - Blaming yourself has already been 
covered. But don't rest there. Blame everyone 
else too. Life's not going the way you want? 
Blame, blame, blame! Blame first, ask questions 
and take responsibility later, if at all. 
Appropriate targets are Mom and Dad, friends (if 
you still have any), your mate (if they are still 
around), big corporations, small minds, and, of 
course, God. Self-responsibility can lead to 
issues finding solutions, which flushes good 
drama right down the drain. Instead, be generous 
with the blame dispenser, letting it overflow on 
everyone, uncontained, uncensored, unedited. 
Blame, Blame, Blame!

Affirmations For Good Drama

•	Every day in every way I am stressing out 
over everything, real or imagined.

•	Everything is working together to bring 
the worst possible outcome to my doorstep.

•	Life is against me and I am doomed.

•	This, or something worse, is now 
manifesting for the highest cost to all concerned.

•	I no longer have to work to create dramaŠ 
it happens effortlessly and naturally, all around 

•	Whatever calamity I can conceive, I can achieve.

•	I have everything I need to manifest 
everything I don't want, and all is hell in my 

½`ø›¶¤Scott Kalechstein
Richard West        ICA Taiwan
3F, # 12, Lane 5, Tien Mou West Road
Taipei, Taiwan 111
T) 8862-2871-3150
F) 8862-2871-2870
email) rwestica at ms69.hinet.net
skype)  rwestica
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