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“Which Wolf Are You Feeding?”

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“Grandfather, there are two wolves fighting inside me. One is full of rage, is jealous and fearful. The other is full of peace, of joy and love. Which one is going to win?”

“Whichever one you feed,” replied the old man.

–An Old Native American Legend

This morning as I feel those same two wolves inside me fighting, I don’t understand why I keep feeding the negative one. Why do I do what I don’t want to do? And why do I entertain the thoughts that keep feeding it? Why do I pick the most difficult of wolves to deal with when the peaceful, joyous, loving wolf is so much easier to live with? When my life is not expressing my beliefs, desires and goodness I can usually be found feeding the bad wolf.

The answer is so simple. Stop doing the very thing you don’t want to do. In order to do that I have to choose one over the other consciously, mindfully and with my own preferential perspective.

Like the jingle what’s in your wallet, reminding you of the things that you carry around with you that gives you an advantage or not. I ask myself what’s in your thoughts? Are you feeding the good wolf or the bad wolf, Connie? Wherever the answer reveals is where I will find myself, and at that point I can choose to make the necessary changes for my own better good.