For years, I held onto the idea that once I got my life working, there would inherently be no more drama. Being the responsible creator of my life meant that I could somehow avoid programming the trauma that would send me into what I felt was legitimized victimhood. Culture and conditioning fed into that as well. What I have been learning over the last few years is that in most cases, when something goes “wrong”, there is a valuable lesson to be learned about myself. In almost all cases, I have no control over what is happening, but I do have control over my thoughts and feelings about it. HOW I CHOOSE TO FEEL ABOUT IT makes all the difference. Do I react from old patterns, or can I distance myself from the situation in order to observe my role in a situation or event without being consumed by it?