And even angels have their demons

angelsThe truth is that at some deep unconscious level we’re all broken. The sad truth of this world is that we’ve all been broken, lied to, cheated, or left behind. We’ve all lost something and we all miss people we’ve never even met. We all attach a certain melancholic beauty to memories that never even happened.

There’s good and bad in every person you meet. There’s beauty in searching for the good parts, there’s something noble about pretending that their light is all you see.

But there’s a demon inside each and everyone of us.

It’s just a matter of perspective. The entire world is inside your soul, contain by your thoughts and your feelings. Nothing outside your self can truly hurt you unless you let it.

Simply put, life is a matter of choice.

You can choose love or you can choose hate. You can choose courage or you can choose cowardice. You can choose to be passionate, optimistic, full of life, or you can choose to be gloom and depressed and angry at all the people who hurt you in the past.

You can choose what you see.

There’s great freedom in being aware of that, for people often spend their days feeling as if they don’t have a choice. Indeed, we don’t have a choice over what happens in our lives and when, but we do choose what we think about those events. We are the only ones who derive meaning or pleasure from an experience.

But, of course, it requires a tremendous amount of energy to battle with your demons.

The hardest battle we fight is with ourselves. With our own negative beliefs and our self-imposed limits and what we perceive of being burdens of the past. What should come out of such a battle? A better you; in order to become the person you want to be you need to sacrifice who you are. You have to let go of the past, let go of those demons.

Change is not only possible, but necessary.

So, yes… we all have our demons. But they can be slain, no matter what we think about them any given day. It just takes time…

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11 comments on “And even angels have their demons

  1. inkyfire says:

    Life is a beautiful mess of happiness and pain around us … I don’t know about choosing…. I just think that the situations are unpredictable and the conditions prevailing with the situation is what leads to choice… And yes there is good and bad in everything…. I am just a lost soul searching for light…. Even though there is light… I am blinded to see it … May the angels guide everyone out of the darkness to see the light…. 😊😊😊 great post !!! 👍👍🙌🙌

  2. Miriam says:

    Yes I have my demons that I battle and they’re especially busy at night when I go to bed.

  3. Thank you for the post! I needed to read this right now. I am not in a good place, yet as you point out I need to work in my way of thinking.

  4. Such a wonderful piece on reminding us that we ‘do’ have a choice. I love your positive insight and the encouragement!

  5. As always thank you for this!

  6. That’s such a coincidence. I was searching for this picture today because I wrote a poem inspired by it. I couldn’t remember where or when, and didn’t know how to find the picture. Thank you!

  7. atimetoshare.me says:

    My demons seem to infest my dreams from time to time. I’m certain that Satan is out to get me, but I’ve got amazing angels watching over me. Most of them look pretty weathered by now.

  8. A quote I love is, “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  9. What a great read! Thank you for your words!

  10. dailyaida says:

    I have my demons too, and I don’t like them very much! But that’s okay 😊 great read!

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