Sunday, December 30, 2007

An Old Indian Story - A Lesson & Tool

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves."

"One is evil - he is anger, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, lies, inferiority, false pride, superiority and ego."

"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 would win.

The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed!"


What this old Indian parable means to me is this; You get what you pay attention to. This is a version of; "You become what you think about." It is also another form of the newly popular, "The Law of Attraction."

What can we learn from this? How can we keep the wolf of negativity from winning? We need to focus on what you want, not on what you don't want. We feed the positive or the negative through what we think about.

The main thing we have control over in life is what we decide to think about. How we think determines our actions (or our behavior). And our thinking, what we think consistently about over time, becomes our destiny. Change your thinking, and you do change your life.

I hope this note finds everyone very well.

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