InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: No Big Drama

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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

March 18, 2023

The focus for today's inspiration is:

I choose to not make a big drama out of my life's situations.

If you choose to be involved in an intimate relationship, as most of us do, then, no matter how awake and free you are, your feelings are always going to be somewhat at risk. If you experience rejection, abandonment, or betrayal from a person you love, you will certainly feel some kind of a sting, and it may even last a while.

The paradox of awakening or enlightenment is that while you feel very deeply, you don't take your feelings personally. Once you let go of the identification with your own story, you learn to let go of the attachment to other peoples' stories as well. Then, in the clarity of your true nature, you see what action, if any, needs to be taken.

If something needs to be done about the situation triggering the emotional response, you'll know what to do, and you'll do it. But you won't make a big drama out of it. Perhaps there is some lesson to be learned from the experience. But know this: if your awakening is genuine, deep down you will still be at peace within. The peace never goes away.

Today's inspiration was excerpted from the article:
     Want to Be Happy? Don't Take Your Emotions Personally
     Written by Jim Dreaver
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of, wishing you a day of choosing to not make a big drama out of your life's situations (today and every day)

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The focus for today: I choose to not make a big drama out of my life's situations

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End Your Story, Begin Your Life: Wake Up, Let Go, Live Free
by Jim Dreaver.

End Your Story, Begin Your Life: Wake Up, Let Go, Live Free by Jim Dreaver.Each of us has a personal story; a narrative that we tell ourselves about who we are. But too often those stories limit our possibilities and achievements. In End Your Story, Begin Your Life, Jim Dreaver offers a profound message: we can overcome obstacles, develop our creative power, and discover our true nature by letting go of the personal stories that define us.

Jim lays out a straightforward practice that will help reader learn to see and experience life in the present moment, free of any negative thoughts, concepts, beliefs, or stories. He walks readers through his simple, easy-to-use three-step practice for transformation: be present with your experience; notice your story; see the truth.

Click here for more info and/or to order this book. Also available as an Audiobook and a Kindle edition.

About the Author

Jim Dreaver, author of: End Your Story, Begin Your Life--Wake Up, Let Go, Live FreeJim Dreaver has been guiding others in the fields of mind/body integration, stress-management, and personal mastery for twenty-five years. He is a speaker and teacher who has appeared at conferences and workshops across the country, including the Esalen Institute and the Whole Life Expo. Jim is also the author of "The Way of Harmony", "The Ultimate Cure", and "Somatic Technique".

For information about his work and speaking schedule, please visit his website at


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