Right now, I feel like the world is going bonkers and things are a little unhinged!
I’m not sure about you, but lately I have been confronted by the seemingly dire state of our world and appalled by the many tales of influencers and leaders behaving badly. Like the ongoing Qantas controversy. Alan Joyce, seriously...
Whenever I’m getting overwhelmed and feeling this kind of despair, I like to remind myself of a timeless and profound fable.
This enduring story is known as the ‘Tale of Two Wolves’, frequently associated with Cherokee tradition, although its origins and connection to Cherokee culture are the subjects of debate.
Regardless, it’s a powerful parable and the tale goes like this:
Tale of Two Wolves
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.
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 indeed 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."
I love sharing this parable to remind people that they need to choose wisely by feeding and nurturing their ‘good’ wolf, consciously and proactively.
Because left unchecked, our ‘evil’ wolf will dominate our thoughts, shape our worldview, and ultimately dictate our behaviour and leadership style.
Ironically, as I recount this story to others, I am in reality, reminding myself...
"Richard, please remember that you must prioritise feeding the right wolf. Make a mindful choice to create your mindset with love, compassion, empathy, and joy."
So, the question is right now, which wolf are you feeding?
It’s a choice…
Where we can all proceed forward, by consciously nurturing and growing our ‘good wolf’ that can radiate and flourish with its positive influence in our crazy but beautiful world.
Have a wonderful week.
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