An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.
The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”
They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”
The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”
for me, anxiety is my bad wolf. i worry over things i have no control over. over things that i don’t need worry about……. i worry about the ‘what if’… i lose sleep worrying what ‘other’ people think of me…. it drives me crazy…
this week i gratefully accept my bad wolf- and choose not to feed it… *smile*
happy new week lovelies