An Old Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee Indian 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 you feed.’

This is such a lovely story: so simple and yet so true. I think each and every one of us has these two wolves running around inside us. The Evil wolf or the Good Wolf is fed daily by the choices we make with our thoughts. What you think about and dwell upon will in a sense appear in your life and influence your behavior.

We have a choice, feed the Good Wolf and it will show up in our character, habits and behavior positively. Or feed the Evil Wolf and our whole world will turn negative: like poison, this will slowly eat away at our soul.

The crucial question is “Which are you feeding today”?

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For those stressful freaks out there…

A short story……

Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students: “How much do you think this glass weighs?”

’50gms!’ …. ‘100gms!’ …..’125gms’ ……the students answered.

“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is: what would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

‘Nothing’ …..the students said.

“Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?” the professor asked.

“Your arm would begin to ache” said one of the student

“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”

“Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!” …. ventured another student & all the students laughed

“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” asked the professor.

“No”…. was the answer.

“Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?”

The students were puzzled.

“What should I do now to come out of pain?” asked professor again.

“Put the glass down!” said one of the students

“Exactly!” said the professor.

Life’s problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.

It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’ at the end of every day before You go to sleep.

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

So, when you leave your workplace today,
Remember friend to PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!

The Shipwreck

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried. Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground–it just may be a smoke signal that summons The Grace of God.

The best way to forget your own problems is to help others solve theirs

A woman executive on a coast-to-coast flight was trying to get some work done but was having a problem concentrating because a four year old boy was noisily running up and down the aisles.

At one point, he hit the keys of someone’s calculator, voiding a half-hour’s work. He spilled another person’s cup of coffee, awakened a snoozing passenger, and generally created havoc.

One passenger finally insisted that the boy be strapped into his seat. But when it was done, his screams were worse than his antics.

After this went on for a while the woman executive summoned a flight attendant and whispered into her ear. The attendant nodded and disappeared into the pilot’s compartment.

“What did you say to her?” a nearby passenger asked.

“I suggested,” said the executive, “that instead of trying to solve our problem with this little guy, we ought to try to solve his problem.

A minute later, the pilot came out of the cockpit and asked the boy if he would like to fly the airplane. The boy was soon sitting on the pilot’s lap, “flying” the rest of the way. Not a peep was heard from him again.