Today is ‘Blue Monday’, otherwise known as the third Monday in January and, supposedly, the most depressing day of the year – but you can change that, you can always change that.
I wanted to share a parable that derives from Native American tradition to help to explain…
One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave 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 wolf 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, ‘Grandpa, which wolf wins?’
The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one that you feed.’
The moral of the story: Don’t allow your ‘good’ wolf to become malnourished; despite outside influences and factors that could have an impact on your mood, you still have a choice to feed the wolf that represents happiness and positivity.
Which wolf will you feed today?