I’ve seen this Native American parable before, but I think it bears repeating, so here it goes:
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, “The one you feed.”
We can use this parable in our daily life by which story we feed our souls, especially when life gets challenging and we feel like we are alone. We can become depressed and angry for the circumstances we find ourselves in or we can feed ourselves and the situation with love, kindness and forgiveness and move beyond the hurt.
Just like the parable suggests,
it’s all in the wolf that you choose to feed.
It is that simple dear friends. Come on, hold my hand. Let’s feed the good wolf together and make this world a better place for us all!
“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent
Have you read the book or seen the movie? I had never heard of it until my sister-in-law told me that she and her daughter had watched it after reading the book. So, when it came on TV one night, I popped some popcorn and snuggled on the couch to watch. I am so glad that I did.
I will not give away the story, but I will tell you that the lessons learned in the movie about fear are amazing, thought-provoking and interesting. The belief that we are suited to a type of work, pigeon-holing ourselves by one major human virtue is a challenge for those who fit into more than one and therefore are called divergent. Divergents are believed to be dangerous by the simple fact that they have more than one equally prominent virtue.
So which one of the virtues above would you pick if you had to be only one? Or would you be considered divergent? Have you ever felt out of place and divergent? What did you do? How did/do you handle it? Please share below as I would love to hear your story.
The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly BRAVE. – James A. LaFond-Lewis
Are you brave? I don’t mean the rushing into the burning building type of brave. I mean the everyday brave ~ acting in spite of your fear bravery. The courage it takes to follow your dreams and to take baby steps on the path of the unknown. Do you have the ability to stretch out of your comfort zone in order to reach for something that you want? Can you find that Inner Hotshot who wants more in life?
Are YOU brave?
Did you answer yes?
Woo Hoo for you! Give me some advice ~ what helps you to be brave? Please, comment below with any suggestions you may have to help us along this journey of life! I love how people are able to overcome so much in life! What’s your secret weapon to help you abolish fear? Have you a sword to banish worry, anxiety or failure? Or a magic wand to swipe away doubt?
Did you answer no?
Do you want to be brave? What’s holding you back? Do you even know? Why is fear keeping your happiness at bay? Do you hold the fear and anxiety close to your heart? Do you want to send fear packing so that you can live your life with courage and without fear?
I don’t have the answers. I wish I did because you know I’d share them with you. So I’m looking to you my dear readers…