Monday, June 22, 2015

Demons for dinner

Although many of us have the intention of being good people, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a darker side to us. In most societies we are taught to omit, bury or drown our demons.

“If it’s bad, it must be rectified.”

It’s a common sentiment although for me, one that is risky. If we continuously bury our feelings and thoughts, eventually the reservoir may reach its limit or to put it another way: there’s only so much you can sweep under the rug.

I’m not saying to embrace your inner super villain, by the way. I’m just saying it might be beneficial to take a good look at your demons so you can understand them.

My experience is that the more I understand these demons, the more in control I can be. By better comprehending that darker side, I can grow from it and consciously choose how to act.

Morality as defined in plenty of religious contexts is often driven by fear or in the search of a reward. If you sin, you will be punished, so be good… or else.

When you take the time to understand these flaws, those sources of anger, frustration, fear and other negative emotions, you are giving yourself the best opportunity to freely choose your actions. You cease to act based on fear and you aren’t a slave to those demons.

By understanding your darkness, you can shine brighter. So by all means, invite those demons over. Chat with them. Don’t judge. Talk. Understand.

The more you do, the brighter you will shine. 


  1. I laughed a lot when you clarified that you weren't telling us to embrace our super villain! The answer to that question is yes! Yin yang!☯

    1. hahaha happy you'll embrace only enough :D And hey, the capacity to be a villain is there. :D Lol Still, manners at the table ESPECIALLY with demons around :D