Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict (Hardcover)
Are you wrestling with your demons? Struggling with depression, anxiety, illness, an eating disorder, a difficult relationship, fear, self-hatred, addiction, or anger? Renowned American Buddhist leader Tsultrim Allione explains that the harder we fight our demons, the stronger they become. If we want to liberate ourselves from the fight once and for all, we must reverse our approach and nurture our demons.
In Feeding Your Demons, Allione adapts the revolutionary wisdom of Tibet’s greatest female spiritual master for the first time, providing a powerful method for coping with the inner enemies that undermine your best intentions. Based on an extraordinarily simple yet effective five-step practice, Feeding Your Demons outlines a strategy for transforming negative emotions, relationships, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns. By recognizing your demons, giving them form, and then feeding them, you can free yourself from the battle. And the paradigm shift from fighting to feeding demons can apply not only to your personal challenges but also to the challenges of the world at large.
Enriched with detailed examples to show how others have transformed their demons, Feeding Your Demons will give you remarkable new insight into the forces that threaten to defeat you, along with the tools to achieve inner peace.
"In Feeding Your Demons Tsultrim Allione offers us a powerful and transformative practice...one that can heal the deepest wounds and reveal profound spiritual truths. What is so striking is how, through her own tremendous clarity and heart, Allione brings this practice alive and renders it truly accessible. This book will serve all those who want to untangle the tangles with wisdom and love."
—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
"Tsultrim Allione shows us what life could look like if we were not struggling, not hating ourselves for our problems and frailties, but rather were relating to these challenges with awareness and compassion. She illuminates a clear and practical guide to transformation, based on her many years of exceptional meditation training."
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
"Feeding Your Demons is a bold, beautiful, and original work, a book that Carl Jung could only have dreamed of writing. Bringing the wisdom of Tibet straight into our daily lives, Tsultrim Allione shares the accumulated fruits of her own deep understanding. She does this in a completely accessible way, taking the most profound insights and rendering them simply and straightforwardly without compromising them. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, a gift to all who read it."—Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Thoughts without a Thinker and Psychotherapy without the Self
"Feeding Your Demons offers an original and powerful approach to challenging the forces at work in the shadows of our psyche. Tsultrim Allione has done a masterful job of translating ancient-and fascinating-methods to heal modern emotional troubles."
—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence