Monday, December 29, 2014

Which Wolf Do You Feed?



An old Cherokee told his grandson, 
"My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.  
One is fear.  It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.  
The other is love.  It is joy, peace, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."

The boy thought it over for while, and finally asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"

The old man quietly replied,
              "The one you feed."                    
                                  

As we head into 2015, I am wishing you all the blessings of the New Year and the wisdom to choose which wolf to feed. 

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Amanda. Unfortunately, I feed them both, but will ponder this in the new year.

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    1. Thanks Donna. I've been reading more about mindfulness and feel this quote exemplifies the power of choice.

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  2. Like Donna's comment, I know I feed them both. However, the older I get the more aware I am of being grateful. Thus, feeding the right one...

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    1. Yes, the power of gratitude - thanks for sharing that important point.

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  3. Brilliant!
    Such a wonderful way to explain the power of intention.

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    1. I love it too, Rosaria. After I read the quote last year I knew I had to incorporate it into a post. New Year's seemed appropriate.

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  4. Very wise.

    The top pic is a bit like my new blog header!

    Thanks for all your interesting and empathic comments on my blog this year, Amanda, and all the best for 2015.

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    1. I look forward to seeing your new header - the choice of paths does resonate with your marvelous blog.

      Thanks for your kind comment - wishing you all the best for a joyous and peaceful 2015 with many new trails to discover.

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  5. I try to feed the right one but the other nasty one is so greedy! well, the point is to know isn't it? Been catching up with your posts, love the cell phone and library - brilliant! Happy New Year Amanda

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    1. Greedy indeed - wolves are a ravenous lot!

      Wishing you all the best for a joyous and creative 2015 dear Mim! xoxo

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  6. very true! I will try to remember this in 2015!
    Happy New Year, Amanda!

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    1. And to you dear Ola - wishing you and your precious family all the best in 2015! xoxo

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  7. Yes, a timely reminder. Happy New Year, Amanda,

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    1. Blessings to you in the New Year too Barb xoxo

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  8. why cant such ancient logic be more widely practiced..hoping a great year to you...thanks, glenn

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    1. I don't know why, Glenn - maybe our ears should be bigger than our mouths!!!
      Wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2015 xoxo

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  9. I think we're all guilty of feeding the bad wolf at some point or other. But wisdom comes with the passage of time. Have a wonderful 2015 Amanda.

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    1. So true, Loree. I like that statement about wisdom - as I see more grey hairs I'm hoping wisdom may come with them!

      Wishing you and your family all the best in the year ahead my friend xoxo

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  10. with immodesty i'm all about love and kindness these days. they have been gifted to me.

    happy happy new year, my friend xo
    love
    kj

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    1. They have been gifted to you indeed, dear KJ - and I know you feel your precious mom was one of those who gifted you the most. Thinking of her and you, and wishing you peace and much love in the New Year.

      xoxo
      Amanda

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  11. A good parable. Happy new year, Amanda!

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