Month: October 2019

“Wrestling With Your Demons” 

To wrestle with one’s demons is no casual thing.  People can feel isolated in a cocoon of misery, trapped in the pull-and-push of the mind, feeling stuck in doubt, delay and regret. Self-help books and therapy have their place of course. But finally it becomes clear that wrestling with one’s demons will not ultimately succeed in bringing about a happy…

Feeding The Monkeys

The Buddhist analogy for the mind being like a bunch of crazed monkeys jumping about and chattering is often used in spirituality and pop psychology. What feeds the monkey-mind is attention, interest and belief in the reality of thoughts. It nourishes them, makes them stronger and gives momentum to the mental chatter. (And of course, trying to make the mind…