Feeding the right wolf

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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

(Copied from http://www.virtuesforlife.com/two-wolves/)

 

Our lives are full of positive and negative influences every day. Sometimes they are in our control, sometimes not so much.

What is always in our control is what we decide to give our time and attention to.

How we treat other people.

If we give thanks for what we have, or mourn for what we don’t.

We can control what wolf we feed.

This story is important to me and it is the base really for everything that will follow on this site.  It is all about seeing what we have control over and working to chose the positive path hundreds of times every single day.