I remember a friend once telling me about the story of the two wolves. It went as follows:
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.” He continued, “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 then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Source: Virtues for life
I was reminded of that today when I felt the battle taking place inside me. The good wolf and bad wolf were equally matched. And it’s often so easy to back the bad one. To give in to the anger and frustration.
But I took a firm decision to feed the good one. To support the positive thoughts. To let them surface and to strengthen them.
And today the good wolf won.
Image is of the sunset this afternoon over the Cape Town Stadium
Song of the day: Cascada - Everytime we touch
Thesis update: slow day :)
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