Good v’s Evil

Good v’s evil, a battle that takes place in all of us. Every morning when we wake, we have to decide will we thrive? Or take a dive? Our thoughts, our internal dialogue can have a massive impact on how we start and finish each new day. It has been said that 70% of our thoughts are negative. If left unchecked can lead to depression and self-destructive behaviour like addictions derailing us from what we say we want most in life.

To illustrate this point allow me to share with you a classic Cherokee Indian story.
One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “my son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is good. It is joy, peace love, hope serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “the one that you feed.”

Reflect for a moment on that last line, “the one that you feed.” The next time you have a negative thought, catch it and ask yourself, “What is this thought doing for me?” Answer, if it’s negative it’s disempowering you and if it’s positive it’s empowering you. You can create greater peace, confidence and a more positive outlook by learning how to manage your thoughts. After all, this battle can be won because you have the power of choice!

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