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Cherokee Wisdom

A Cherokee Indian elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.”

The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather,

”Which wolf will win?”

The Cherokee elder replied simply,

”The one you feed.”

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kellamaste
Feb. 23rd, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
That is one of my favorite stories of life ever. Ever. I'm working on making sure to feed love. :)

Oh, I've decided not to say try anymore. Instead, I'm going to say I'm working on..., or I'll do my best to... those both indicate that whatver is intended may not be done, but will be in the future, to the best of my ability. ;) Wow it is hard to remember though!
liveonearth
Feb. 23rd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
there is no try
Congratulations and Yoda blessings!!
Your mission to not say the word will become second nature.
There is do and do not.
The trick is to be honest with yourself when you say what you will and won't do.
It's not easy.

I completed my mission today and feel much lighter. I did it by being fully honest and staying in my heart. I am glad I did it. Thanks again for your help yesterday.
kellamaste
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: there is no try
Sorry I had to get off the phone so abruptly. I need to leave in about five minutes to take care of my little car, who remains unnamed. :(

I'm glad you're doing ok, and if you need to chat, or....study biochem...hint hint, I'm available this afternoon/evening.
liveonearth
Feb. 24th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Re: there is no try
I'm doing good.
Thanks.
Going kayaking tomorrow.
Check the biochem tab for my notes, feel free to comment.
neptunia67
Feb. 24th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Wise, and true.
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