As told by a Native American Cherokee chief:
An old Indian Cherokee chief used a fable of two wolves to teach his grandson about life.
He began, “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.”
While the other, he said, “is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
According to the Indian chief, this internal struggle is not experienced by the few, but rather, is an inner battle fought by every person on this earth, “The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson asked, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?”
Wisely, the old chief smiled and replied, “The one you feed.”
I love this story as it resonates with us all. It is easy to fall into the trap of negative thinking in this world. Materialism and expectations make us think we are not good enough or that we need more to become the epitome of the perfect human. Take parenting for example, how many times as a parent do you hear that such and such isn’t a good parent because blah blah blah. or the “I am better than you because I have this and you don’t.” attitude?? The media is perfect for pushing unrealistic ideals on us and when he listen we can become the evil wolf.
On my journey I have learnt to be who I want to be and to not worry about what someone else is doing or what is in fashion or that my car is not a BMW. I try to be happy with who I am and what I have got and focus on what I want out of life. Getting caught up in the materialisms and expectations of life is bad for our health as it effects our adrenals and ultimately our whole body.
Be kind to yourself and feed the good wolf. You will feel better and more relaxed. Remember to take time for you and pause to reflect on what you do have in life and compliment yourself for your good qualities. xx