One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves” inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins the battle?”
The Old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
The wolves simply represent our thoughts
The thoughts we choose determine our attitude and our actions
You feed the one that you think about the most. This is why it is so important for you to be aware of your thoughts! We have up to 60,000 thoughts each and every day. What are you thinking about the most?
If most of your day is spent blaming others for your life … Or if you’re caught in the “Could’ve and Should’ve” mentality, you are feeding the evil wolf. If you’re like me you may not really like the word evil, but this type of thinking is bringing everything into your life that YOU DO NOT WANT – so isn’t that evil? The sad truth is that you are bringing it on yourself.
I also wouldn’t consider your “ego” to be necessarily evil. Your ego simply tries to keep you safe from harm. Maybe the author meant an over-inflated ego …
On the other hand, if your thoughts focus on kindness, love, generosity and truth your life will mirror back the same. You need to be true to yourself. Find your authentic self. Feed the good wolf – the one that will ultimately bring you peace and happiness. The one that will inspire and enrich your life.
Your thoughts and your attitude are what create your life. Which wolf do you choose?