Friday, March 19, 2004

It's Friday morning, another week has simply flown by in a blur - this may be due to occurence of St. Paddy's Day mid-week. Here's a reflection posted on my webcourse discussion board - I swear this course is so therapeutic!

An Old Cherokee Teaches 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. The other is
good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion, and faith.

This 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 would win.

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


Look at what you choose to do each day in your personal
and professional life. Which inner wolf do you feed?

You’d be wise to reduce the negative-feeding experiences
in your life, especially those featured in much of the
media these days. Stop feeding yourself extreme
makeovers, fear factor, gangsta rap, shock jocks, Judge
Judy, average Joe, millionaire shows, and “voting people
off the island”. Replace them with meaningful work,
volunteer activities, hobbies, exercise, learning,
travel, socializing, family time, writing, dreaming or
anything else that proactively enables you to express
yourself, connect and/or contribute to your community.

John Lennon sang, “You know that what you eat you are.”
This is especially true when feeding one’s soul.

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