Letter to a Hungry Ghost

Brigitta, if you don’t mind me saying so… you are a hungry ghost.  Yes, I understand, you are starving. You tell me so — every day. But now, only now… do I wonder, whether starving yourself is the reward for freedom from the flaw?

B, where do you begin? Do you begin where you stand?


The challenge to breaking free of the cycle of suffering — is that, oftentimes, we have befriended our hungry ghost. We are seduced by our very own unique magical suffering. Truly, to break free of our pain means that our current life will no longer mirror our past experience. We will give up the things we dislike about ourselves but, also, majestically, some of the things we do like about ourselves (and which brought us three-dimensional accolades). These assets (or attributes),  will flush away in the process of new clear renewal. Unconsciously, we know this — and, hence, we resist the seismic spiritual change.


This is the journey. Love m.

8 thoughts on “Letter to a Hungry Ghost

  1. Clarity comes in waves and then disappears… you bring so much vision to me… and its just life aint it. the pain that exists in my imagination…is my war. no bombs going off outside, but inside… too much self concern. i know the more i bring love and light to others the more this darkness will subside.

  2. Hi Michele,  I’m not quite sure what you mean here, but I’m thinking it might seep into my consciousness.  It reminds me of the novel I’m just finishing “Of Human Bondage” by W. Summerset Maugham.   It’s basically about how love (unrequited infatuation love) can destroy your life, I believe.  In the novel the go to Brighton and have lunch at the Metropole Hotel.  Does that hotel still exist? Hope you are well, and hope we see each other soon. Love, Michael


  3. Great reflections upon our hungry ghost. I often suspect that we unconsciously in some cases chose our own feelings and moods as the strongest and most secret weapons possible to suppress and hide our true beauty, strength and excellence…. in order to protect what we know deep within has intrinsic value. And one day we discover this hungry ghost and realizes we don’t need it anymore and that which we protected is ready to shine in the world and in fact never could be truly harmed…. could it be?

    • Dear Hanne, thank you for your brilliant response. Not only do I agree with every word you said… but you inspired me to re-consider the ‘hungry ghost’ from higher ground. What you said in the last couple of lines pinpoints the truth, exactly. You’re amazing. Thank you again for your contribution. Michele

      • I’m truly happy when it’s happens to express something that makes us remember what we didn’t know we already knew. The reflections upon these things was called out by your writing, an interaction and equally inspiring exchange I deeply appreciate.

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