An old Cherokee told his grandson: “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.”
The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”
The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
I love this story ... perhaps because it is a simple reminder of how much influence the focus of our attention has on our lives.
Perhaps it helps me understand that the choices I make are up to me, and my responsibility.
I like the way the meaning goes beyond the idea of good and evil; it relates as effectively to the concepts of negative and positive - or any extremes found in the world.
Maybe it's simply the way it nudges me to check my thinking ... to see which direction I am heading, which wolf I am feeding.
What does it do for you?