I subscribe to the weekly newsletter,Just One Thing, by Rick Hansen. Rick has wonderful, helpful and practical ideas in his weekly letters. This week, he writes about the Native American story about the two wolves..the wolf of love and the wolf of hate…and how each one of us needs to carefully choose which wolf to feed….Rick asked, in the email, that since this is such an important topic, for it to be shared…he wrote: “Sticking my neck out here, I believe this practice is really important in the world today, so I ask you, if you’re willing, to share it with others.”
and so…a copy and paste….here it is…
May we all choose to feed the wolf of love…
“So let’s stay strong
and hold onto the good
that exists all around us and in us.
Let’s stay strong
and hold onto the good that can be,
that we can nourish and build in this world.
Let’s stay strong
and hold onto each other.
Let’s stay strong enough
to take in the good
that feeds the wolf of love each day.”
Another blogger’s post, on Zendictive, with this “Two Wolves” legend”
The legend of the Two Wolves on Spirit Lights the Way
Other posts in this Pocket Perspectives blog that contain ideas from Rick Hansen’s books, Wisebrain website, or teachings:
“You just never know”, including link to book “Just One Thing”
“Plant Flowers, Pull Weeds”
“Right Now, I’m alright”
I agree. Love this story:
It’s a great story…thanks for your link. I just tried to add it to the bottom of the post, but, for some reason, couldn’t get it in…Others reading this…you can link into Nancy’s post in that link in her comment…it’s good.
Loved it there, love it here – just love the story!
It is a powerful story!
I’m with you on that one… Spreading love and joy is healthier and we all need some of it. 🙂
We sure do….
one of my favorite stories (~_~) sometimes when I get frustrated I recall this story and try and feed the wolf of ‘love’ and ignore the wolf of hatred (sometimes it works)
The way I figure it… “sometimes” is good…for myself, “sometimes” is progress… : )