This is a story I share with my clients, as it serves as an important reminder of the power we have over our experiences and emotions.
The Tale of Two Wolves
A grandfather is teaching his grandson an important lesson about life:
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to his grandson .
”It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil – He is angry, envious, hateful, regretful, greedy, arrogant, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – He is peace, joy, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, 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 moment, and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The grandfather simply replied: “The one you feed.”
This story, shows us that how we choose to interact with the opposing forces within us will determine our life. Starve one or the other or guide them both.
Now I ask you.
Are you feeding both wolves, or is one hungry?
I assure you, being Mindful of which wolf you feed, is going to set you up for success in both your personal, and professional life.