Feed Your Demon(s)

For many of us, for many reasons, the old adage rings true: we are our own worst enemy. Despite our best efforts, we can get in our own way in all areas of our lives, putting up boundaries to our own healing, progress and happiness.

Ignoring our inner-demons leads to complacency and stagnation at best. Even if we recognize them, fighting these demons head-on can be a frustrating, counterproductive experience. So what is one to do?

In this Lion’s Roar article, Lama Tsultrim Allione shares an innovative technique for working with our inner-demons, based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chöd.

A guided meditation using this technique is here (it takes about 45 minutes):

Lama Tsultrim Allione offers more in her book, Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict.