“A wise old man was talking to a boy and said, ‘There are two wolves always fighting inside me. One is filled with anger, hate, jealousy, shame, and lies. The other wolf is filled with love, joy, truth, and peace. This battle rages inside all men.’ The boy thought for a moment and asked: ‘Which wolf will win?’ The old man answered: ‘The one you feed.’” By unknown

This story seems to pop up in different forms a lot lately. It indicates that we have a choice about how we want to be. Go back to the law of attraction concepts and it teaches us that we get what we give. Whatever you give energy to (what you feed) you will attract. Whatever you feel, you will attract. There are a lot of powerful words in this quote and each evokes a strong feeling, at for me. Feelings are energy. 

Do you see where I’m going with this? Choose what you want to feel and you will attract more situations that evoke those feelings. It isn’t a chicken and egg conundrum. To put it another way, any given situation you can think of doesn’t have emotions. The emotions are how you react to these situations. If you think about it, you often have different intensities of feelings or different feelings altogether for similar situations. Only you are reacting differently. For example, when you do something for the first time, you may feel free or anxiety, but with repetition that feeling is replaced with comfort or confidence. The “something” you are doing is the same every time; only your feelings have changed. So, we have the ability to react differently to situations. Chose how to react and the situation will feel differently. Choose good feelings and similar situations will also start to feel good. You will be building habit to see things more positively, so you will feel like you are attracting more positive situations. 

So, how do you want to feel about this?

3 thoughts on “Thursday’s Thoughts #11: Which Wolf Will You Feed?

  1. Reminds me of the studies that show how we associate certain body gestures to emotions and characteristics and if only we were to practise those gestures frequently we end up feeling differently. Emotions can controllable, and although reactions have an erratic nature, if we only allow and acknowledge our reaction but choose are emotions with thought and care, you and the world could be a better place. Thank you for sharing the story of the wolf, I haven’t read it but I’ll sure use it as an example in the future.

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    1. Thank you, Kanjka, for your comment. I think you are right about how we can change our world, the world. Changing our thoughts, changes our outcomes. The wolf story has similar versions from different philosophical leaders around the world. It is one of the only parables that if found keeps the exact message across cultures and ideologies. I have to look for the ones by Lao Tzu and The Dalai Lama.


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