Well, is renunciation the answer?
What are you renouncing? Anytime you renounce something, you are tied forever to the thing you renounce. When you fight something, you’re tied to it. As long as you’re fighting it, you are giving it power. You give it as much power as you are using to fight it.
You must “receive” your demons, because the only way to get out of this is to see through it. Don’t renounce it, see through it. Understand its true value and you won’t need to renounce it; it will just drop from your hands. But of course, if you don’t see that, if you’re hypnotized into thinking that you won’t be happy without this, that, or the other thing, you’re stuck. You don’t need what so-called spirituality attempts to do—make sacrifices and renounce things. That’s useless when you’re still asleep. What we need to is to understand. If you understood, you’d simply drop the desire for it. If you woke up, you’d simply drop the desire for it.