In many psychotherapy techniques, I like Psychodrama the most. It is the technique that you can see things at the centre of the cyclone of emotions. It is the techniques for the state of mind. However, even if meditation is about the state of no-mind, they share the same following concepts.
It is just role-playing on stage, so is the world.
Psychodrama is one of the psychotherapy method, in which clients use spontaneous dramatization, role playing and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives. It is like this world where all people have positions and roles. However, due to ignorance, we are so identified ourselves to those roles as if we were born to be. That is how psychodrama and meditation share the same concept; to realise that we “are not” those assumed roles society given.
Your being has never been disturbed.
By closely recreating real-life situations, and acting them out in the present, every role we play has their own emotions. Thanks to Psychodrama, we can express our behaviours and emotions to evaluate our behaviours and more deeply understand a particular situation in our lives. However, we realise that it is just the role playing. We don’t really have those emotions. In the other word, our emotions we express toward each other won’t affect our lives. Same to real life with the role doing in the society. Whenever you express your emotion, realise that you are not carried away with it. You are just the observer of your own emotion at the centre of your being. That is what meditation also could help you.
You become the master of responsibility
Coming to this point, you may know that you are not the one who has thought and emotion. That one could be your ego, your false substitution. It has never been you. Therefore, you can choose the emotion that you could response to people and emotions. Remember 10% of conflict comes from the different opinion. 90% comes from the tone of our voice. The role you play in Psychodrama is your ego. It helps you to create the space from it as same as meditation.
Whatever happen to you, remain undisturbed. That is the secret of Psychodrama and meditation . You just watch yourself moving with your thought. You will lose yourself when you act in the name of your own mind.