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.
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 he asked: “Which wolf will win?”…
The old Cherokee simply replied: “The one you feed“.
About The Story of The Two Wolves
This beautiful Cherokee Indian legend illustrates the most important battle of our lives: the battle between our ego and our essence, between our mind and our soul.
Our negative thoughts can be our worst enemies; they trigger an array of negative feelings such as anger, jealousy or resentment, to name a few, creating chronic stress which has a direct impact in the body’s hormone balance and damages the immune system.
How many times do you find yourself dwelling on a negative thought? Probably, more often than you had even noticed.
The more we “feed” our mind with negativity and anger, the more stressed we are likely to be. Worrying has never solved a problem. However, focusing our precious energies on doing our very best every day will make us feel empowered and gain clarity of mind, which in turn will help us find and stay on the solution-finding path.
Make a conscious effort to watch your thinking patterns; ensure that you only allow positive thoughts to remain in your mind and keep “feeding” them with more positive thoughts.
Training your mind is feasible (and fun!), no matter how hard it may seem at first. Going to the gym the first day may be challenging, yet if you are disciplined and consistent, soon you will start to notice the results. Your mind is no different. It doesn’t matter what your starting point is. Wherever you are, is just the perfect place to start.
Watch your thoughts. Focus on the positives. Thank the negative ones for the lessons and guidance they may give you and let them go.
Start just now. Your best life is about to start.