What exactly is an “Inner Demon”?
I define it at as a belief that we have created, promoted or carried. A self-limiting belief that says “we aren’t enough” or “we’re flawed and unworthy of love.” These beliefs limit us in our ability to remain peaceful in the world because situations trigger them and the emotional responses that follow. Those emotions can feel like rejection, loneliness…PAIN, and it can be very natural to seek to avoid and escape pain. Food, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, work, exercise are all possible ways to accomplish that. Unfortunately, or fortunately, these are always temporary remedies.
The belief, if not consciously addressed, remains seeded in our subconscious, waiting for the next situation to bring it screaming to the front row, hijacking our lives.