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.”
It common for us to think that the battle in life is us vs. some external forces.
But the battle is really you vs. you.
“It was always me vs the world.Until I found it’s me vs me.” –Bekon (via duckworth. by Kendrick Lamar)
I could definitely benefit from feeding the positive wolf a lot more than I have.
Life has been up & down for the past 28 months. There are days where I totally feed the negative wolf but I’m aware of my energy and make sure I’m not around people.
I’ve almost exiled myself from social settings outside of work & the gym because my energy is all over the place. At the moment, I’d really have to be on an extreme positive energy high to place myself in social scenes.
I’m digging the short story because it makes me stop and assess which side I’m feeding.
Here’s my conflict. I like the feeling of the energy so much that I want to use it for good. (Think Kobe Bryants ‘black mamba’ persona)
If you happen to read my Dark Musings post, I’m trying to use the dark emotions to create & produce.
This question still stands.