Am I the spectator or actor in life’s drama?

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Visiting the Krishnamurti Centre reminded me of the drama that is continually unfolding and whether I wish to be an observer or participant in it.

Wednesday was the resumption of the working week after the holidays. I plugged the iron into the socket and out came a puff of smoke. It seemed the iron was kaputt. In that moment I have to decide whether I will become an actor in the drama. I can feel the emotions kicking me into role followed by the thought, “I can’t go out without my clothes being ironed!”

I decide to observe these thoughts and emotions rather than let them possess me. I completed what I had to do and then went to the store and purchased an iron.

I came back home and realised it was cordless. I could feel ‘Act 2 scene 1’ coming but again I decided to be the audience rather than on stage. I worked it out got the clothes ironed and resumed my schedule.

I have tried to hold the reminder throughout each day asking, “Am I the watcher of the drama or a participant in it?”

You contribute to life however not every drama requires me as a participant particularly those that lead to me being the villain.




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Gordie Jackson

Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.