Last week I had the pleasure of catching up with TED* enthusiast (and occasional “TED* Thoughts” blog and article contributor) David Dadian.

It was great to hear how his business is growing and changing, in part through his instilling an empowerment culture using The Power of TED*.  However, it was a personal observation that he made that really stayed with me over the weekend.

He recounted a reflection and insight that occurred to him as he was watching his son, Andrey, at the local park.  His first thought was that he, in his words, “I no longer experience drama in my life.”  Then he noticed that Andrey was swinging too high to be safe.  It was in that moment that he realized that he still does, indeed, have drama occur – it is just that his relationship to it has changed.

When we live our lives steeped in the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) and react from a Victim Orientation, it can be said that “the drama has us.”  We react to other people, events and circumstances.

However, as we cultivate our capacity as a Creator in TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), we are much more able to choose our response to drama when it does arise, as it will because drama is part of the human experience.

Like David in the park with his son, we can see the drama and choose a non-reactive response.  We can have it, without it having us.