The Tale of Two Wolves
There's been a lot, more than any healthy amount, of scoffing lately; it's been too much and it keeps my mind racing. I've had enough of this childish sneering and it's past the time to set a healthy boundary. Someone recently stepped over the line and lost a lot of my respect. Tomorrow, I have to let them know I'm not going to tolerate it anymore. They got in the way of my happiness and I'm never going to let them do it again.
On a lighter note, I've come across a story that really hit home with me. It's a Tale of Two Wolves as told by a Cherokee Indian to his grandson about the internal battles we all face. It came to me at a time where I'm feeling very impatient and a little angry with the current state of all the scoffing. As mentioned before, I absolutely must set a healthy boundary and tell them enough is enough. The story goes as follows:
The Parable: The Tale of Two Wolves
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”