Last night I finished a four week course on Mindfulness and Meditation. It’s been an amazing journey, which I will share with you in a post very soon.
In the meantime, here’s a passage from the book Thrive by Arianna Huffington on the same subject. I love this little anecdote about being kind to yourself, because no matter where you go, there you are:
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It’s a terrible fight and its between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorry, 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.”