One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision, and inaction. The other is Faith. It brings calm, conviction, confidence, enthusiasm, decisiveness, excitement and action.” The grandson thought about it for a moment and then meekly asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”
What we can take away from the story
- What goes in comes out. We should be conscious what we are feeding to our subtle self.
- Change is the only constant in nature, and we are no different in this. We are not same as we used to be few years before. The way we evolve depends on where we invest our focus.
- We should choose the points of our attention very consciously. There is so much diversion around us to arrest our attention that we can lose the focus very easily. We end up investing ourselves in activities or topics we never intended to.
- Social media, excessive media feeds have created an information chaos around us. We know too much but are clueless on what to do with the information in hand. Too much knowledge is making us anxious rather than wise.
Reference: Story mentioned in book ‘The one thing’