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Old 10-15-2010, 04:48 PM
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There are times when we all fall into the trap of negative thinking. Perhaps the following story can help us breaking these negative thoughts:

An old Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A battle is raging inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The old man fixed the children with a firm stare. "This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."
They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied: "The one you feed."
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:39 PM
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Wow, that is so true. I never thought of it that way. Thanks for posting.
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I like that, something good to remember when you're down.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:45 PM
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Wow... I have heard this story before, of course. It has enormous personal meaning to me, very personal as in I will not get in to it. I can't believe someone posted it here.

However, if you would like to look at some (white) wolves, I highly suggest you check out Autumnshire's recent album here:

http://www.tree-of-souls.com/members...lfie+work.html
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:49 PM
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That is awesome.

I'm glad this was posted, it was nice to read.
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Thanks for posting this timeless message. Very inspiring indeed.
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A Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness. And all the animals drew near to him and said, "We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it." The Man said, "I want to have good sight." The vulture replied, "You shall have mine." The Man said, "I want to be strong." The jaguar said, "You shall be strong like me." Then the Man said, "I long to know the secrets of the earth." The serpent replied, "I will show them to you." And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left.
Then the owl said to the other animals, "Now the Man knows much, he'll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid." The deer said, "The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop." But the owl replied, "No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give.'"
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There are times when we all fall into the trap of negative thinking. Perhaps the following story can help us breaking these negative thoughts:

An old Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A battle is raging inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The old man fixed the children with a firm stare. "This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."
They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied: "The one you feed."
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I actually used this last night. Thanks for posting
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:32 PM
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Very inspiring message...
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That is awesome.

I'm glad this was posted, it was nice to read.
Yes, I agree -- it's a great message! Thanks for sharing it with us here.
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Thanks to both you redpainted navi and also electrosphere.

Both very wise words indeed.
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Nice

Very wise...
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