In the paragraph below, there is a very short conversation between a man and his grandson who are allegedly Native American, Comanche to be exact. Honestly, I don’t really know where it originated or if it’s authentic or not but I don’t think it’s that important – the message IS. It could work with anyone of any era I suppose, but this is what I found in an email. It’s so simple and so true …I always like to spread positive or inspirational things, so here ya go….
Battle of Wolves
One evening an old Comanche told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said,
“My Son, there is a battle between two Wolves living inside us all.
One wolf is evil. It is anger, fear, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret. It is greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, and ego.
The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, perseverance, 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 Comanche replied simply,
“The one you feed.“
Don’t let your fear get the best of you, don’t buy into fear you see on television. Avoid the negative emotions and try to see the good in any situation. At first it is difficult, yet over time you will see it get easier and easier. I have been through a lot f crap and I use to always feed the bad wolf! Now, after practice, I normally see the good side very quickly!
Unless, of course, you would prefer staying mad all your life and stewing in your own misery, then by all means ….have a nice time. As someone who has suffered from bipolar disorder all my life, I can say being happy is way more fun than being miserable! That negative feeling in the pit of your chest just eats and eats at you and it feels terrible! It’s not any harder to feel happiness, you’re just not accustomed to thinking that way ….yet!
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