You Always Get to Choose
One of my very good friends sent me this awesome story yesterday and I want to share it with all of you!
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is EVIL – it is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride superiority, and ego. The other is GOOD – it is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness 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 Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
As deliberate creators you feed anything by giving your attention to it…
- By thinking about it. When you look back on your day today, do you spend more time thinking about all the positive parts and what you appreciated about your day or do you spend more time replaying negative events or assessing if you did okay in whatever situation?
- By talking about it. Be aware of how much time you spend having conversations about what is going right in your life or what is going wrong; about what makes you happy or what makes you upset. Talking about anything is feeding it.
- By observing it. The Law of Attraction will help you notice more of what you are focused on, therefore creating evidence of anything you are looking for. Are you looking for happy people around you or are you noticing more frustrated individuals?
This can be applied to any emotion that we feel, but more specifically anything we are desiring to manifest. If you desire a romantic relationship in your life, but continually tell your friends about how much it sucks to be alone and that you wish you had a partner – you are feeding the single wolf. If you are desiring more money, but can’t stop thinking about all the bills coming in – you are feeding that wolf!
You always get to choose. By being aware of where you are placing attention and what you are feeding, you begin to take control of what you are creating more of in your life.