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.