Sunday, January 23, 2011
What We Think, We Become
Let me share with you another parable about our unconscious mind.
A Cherokee grandpa was sharing with his grandson about life. "A fight is always raging inside my mind," he told the boy.
"Two wolves are locked in a terrible struggle, tearing at each other’s throat.”
“One is the bad wolf - he is anger, envy, regret, greed, arrogance, resentment, jealousy, vengeance, deceit, pessimism, and unthankfulness."
"The other is the good wolf - he is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, compassion, strength, integrity, gratitude, optimism, and faith.”
“The same fight is also always going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson wondered for a moment and then asked his grandpa, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "A man is what he thinks about all day long."
When we fill our minds with negative thoughts, we are feeding our “bad wolf” and starving our “good wolf”.
If we want positive results, we must feed our “good wolf” by thinking positive thoughts.
Positive or negative thoughts – the choice is entirely ours. So choose your thoughts wisely – refuse to feed the big “bad wolf”.