The Two Wolves
A few years ago I chose to turn off the news and never turn it back on. I can count on my friend, Sassy, to keep me politically informed and my sales and town meetings at Carolina One to educate and update me on the real estate market and economy. I made the choice to fill the rest of my cup with what is directly in front of me ~ community and my children.
An old Cherokee was 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.”
I was reminded of this in the North Carolina mountains one weekend on a farm … a weekend where my big girl had a tree swing, my little and I caught lightning bugs and I rolled down hay rolled hills with my son. A weekend where I even caught my boys in a sandbox like yesteryear playing with Tonka trucks; a weekend of joy. If you could wave a magic wand, are you feeding the wolf that truly resonates with your heart? Are you truly living? If the answer is no, what needs to happen for you to say with peace and lightness, “Yes. I truly am.”
In love and light always,