"The Wolves Within"An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, "Let me tell you a story.
I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.
But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times." He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger,for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."
Is that true or what? My own worst enemy is by far myself and a dark part of me so badly wants me to fail and to self destruct...even though I have starved this side of me for some time now it is still there just waiting to be fed. I am quoting "Dexter" but it is my Dark Passenger. So to end this post with a positive affirmation or the law of attraction (please read "The Secret" or at least my blog titled "Positive Affirmations" if you have not already done so) I am going to try and do this in every post as it will be a good way for myself to never lose sight of this tool at my disposal.
I am grateful that the portion of myself I am going to nurture today is the portion of me that wants to succeed and to strive to improve who I am. I am grateful to feel calm and that I will have a fruitful and anxiety free day.
Thank you my friends for reading and as always I hope there is something here that you found helpful.