To battle a demon is to embrace it, to face it with clarity of vision and humility of the heart. To run from a demon is as effective as running from a rabid dog, for surely this only beckons the chase. Whatever we resist--persists. These demons, these parts of us that haunt us, torture us, and reduce us, are the agents of change. They throw down the gauntlet to the warrior within us to face them in a duel.

Stephanie Ericsson in Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief by Stephanie Ericsson


To Practice This Thought:
Imagine that you are shining a flashlight in the face of your demons. How do they react? Stand your ground, and see what happens.


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