My word for this year is LEARN.
So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons. Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way. I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.
In case my metaphor doesn’t make sense to you, I’m referring to the Cherokee Legend of the Two Wolves : An old Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A battle is raging inside me … it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” The old man fixed the children with a firm stare. “This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.” They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee replied: “The one you feed.”
There are times I THINK I don’t know which wolf is which, but deep down inside – I know. Then it’s up to me.
How do you know which one to feed?
7 thoughts on “got wolves?”
One of my very favorite stories……for many years. And many reasons.
I try to feed the one that feeds me…
First I have to notice when I’m feeding the grumpy wolf. Then I have a choice.
As one who loves wolves this is a grand story/parable! Thank you for sharing. Peace.
I am really trying to feed the one that doesn’t hurt me.
sometimes we feed both and at times we feed neither?
Tom, mine too ~ thanks to your introducing it to me.
Shelley, me too!
Amma, ‘grumpy wolf’ – LOVE that image! and oh yeah ~ choices…
Carrie, PEACE righbatckatcha…
Judi, same here!
Cathy, ::good sigh:: so true.
THANKS to you all for joining in this holy gig that is my simple blog. thanks too, to those who choose to join in more privately.
i send you all ALL that is good.