There’s a parable I read in my seminars, and I want to share it with you. It’s called “Two Wolves”.
The story goes that one evening, an old Cherokee warrior chief was teaching his grandson about life, and he told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside of us all. One is evil; he is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.”
“The other is good; he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight goes on inside of you, and inside every other person too.”
The grandson thought for a minute, and said to his warrior chief grandfather, “Well, which one wins?”, to which the wise man replied, “The one you feed the most.”
Those two wolves are the voices that you're up against and I'm up against...every day. It’s important to remember that everyone you meet is dealing with those same two wolves – and voices – too. Make sure you feed the good wolf, and help those around you do the same by your example. Give that good wolf – the positive voice – the most attention, and experience what that's like.
See you next week