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The Tale of Two Wolves

Have you watched the movie “Tomorrowland“?
What I love about the movie is the focus on belief (just because others don’t see it does not mean it isn’t true for you!) and the “feeding the wolf”.

I knew that I had heard this analogy before, so I went on an internet search (you have to love Google when it actually works).

The analogy of the Two Wolves is an old Cherokee tale which goes as follows:

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

In the movie Tomorrowland it uses this story / analogy to show how belief can change the future of yourself and others.

The thing is this analogy is quite simple.
We all have the choice to “feed” the good or the evil that is inside us.
The more we feed one or the other, the more that side of us grows.

We have a choice:

  • feed the Good Wolf and it will show up in our character, habits and behaviour in a positive manner (and more positive results)or
  • feed the Evil Wolf and we will be drowned in negativity like poison – and allow the bitterness and negativity to slowly eat away at our soul.

At any point we can turn it around.
It can be at the point of destruction from the negativity and we can simply work harder at making positive changes until the “Good Wolf” becomes the guiding influence.

Which wolf are you feeding today?

 

 

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