Saturday, 26 April 2014

Which 'one' inside us do we feed...friend or foe?

'Anonymous' commented on Thursday when I was talking in my blog about ideally being our own 'best friend'. Anonymous said:

"We have both inside us and it's for us to ignore the evil side and try and concentrate on the good the side that wants to love and accept"

This made me think of another 'rich' American Indian story - a culture where still rests so much sustainable wisdom and education (EQ) - compared to today's predominately short term cleverness and 'schooling' (IQ).

Let's see where this sits with you and your ability to 'feed' the friend and 'fillet' the foe.

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.

He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one."

The grandson asked him, "Which wolf will win the fight in your heart grandad?"

The grandfather answered, "The one I feed."

Back to the 'belief of my blog', we all have inside us the potential to become more self aware - for sure we will need help along the way - but it is our own job to 'inscape' - to go inside and 'find' our true self and not 'escape'.

For sure, as others commented, it is not easy, and workplaces may not help. We all have the crucial choice though - especially if we wish to leave a legacy (SQ) for our children or colleagues or friends.

What choice do you make - even at the cost of securing ongoing income?

Your behaviour and choices ARE the lessons you teach, to your children, colleagues or friends. Your actions not your words. May you have to sacrifice your own 'needs', to serve your children in a different values based way, while influencing your personal or professional community?

We all have the choice of which wolf we feed.

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."  Carl Jung

Les
A Moodscope member.