It took me most of my life to figure out that I had to choose a positive attitude in any given circumstance rather than allow my darker side, usually the quicker to jump into action, to make the decision for me. The following Native American parable conveys the consequences of such choices.
An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life. The Elder says to the young boy, “There are two wolves fighting inside each of us. One wolf is evil–it is anger, envy, regret, inferiority, self-pity, lies, false pride and ego. The other wolf is good–it is joy, peace, love, hope, kindness, generosity and truth.”
The grandson asks his grandfather which wolf wins and old man replies, “The one you feed.”