We make decisions every day, little ones and big ones, ones that affect the rest of our lives.
There’s a famous parable about the power of choice and it goes like this:
An old Cherokee Indian chief is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside of me” he said the boy. It’s a fight between two wolves. One is evil and it’s full of anger and envy sorrow and regret and greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. And, the other one is good. He’s full of joy, peace and hope and serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and loving awareness.
The same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person in the world.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, which wolf will win?
To which the old man simply replied, “The one you feed.”
The choices we make each day are powerful they can nourish us, or drain us. They can lead us into negativity and suffering and disillusionment, or they can wake us up. They can move us one step closer to illness or one step closer to health. They can disconnect us from each other, or cultivate more love and connection and peace. Our daily choices represent, who we choose to be creating our own future.
So remember to feed the good wolf in your next decision.