Posted by: blondechief | July 10, 2008

Feeding Wolves

One evening a Cherokee elder told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside people’s heads.  He said. “My son, the battle is between the two ‘wolves’ that live inside us all.  One is Unhappiness.  It is fear, worry, anger, jealousy, sorrow, self-pity, resentment and inferiority.  The other is Happiness.  It is joy, love, hope, serenity, kindness, generosity, truth and compassion.”  The grandson thought about it for a minute and then askedhis grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”  The elder Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Because of our negativity bias, we often feed the wrong wolf.  To be happier you need to even up the score.  Make a point of noticing everything good that happens, to you or anyone else,  take a moment to savor it.  Make it a habit starting today.  You are now on your way to “Simple Wealth”.

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