An old Cherokee is teaching 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.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The 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 will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
If you feed the negativity in your mind, it will only grow stronger. (story of my life) I am trying to live better. Think better. I am going to try to concentrate on positive things. That doesn't mean I am going to become some sanctimonious nutbag who burns incense and chants. I think most of that stuff is for show anyway. I just want to be honest with myself. It is harder than it sounds.