"One evening an old Cherokee elder told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of 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?"
To which the Cherokee elder simply replied, "The one you feed."
A Commitment to Self for Caregivers
(whether you are a healthcare provider or a family member caring for a loved one):
In this time of joy as we gather families together we also face the challenge of dealing with personalities & pressures to people-please that may not generate serenity in our lives.
We may find ourselves resenting the burden of our caregiving when others around us appear to not have the limitations of similar responsibilities.
Committing to self healing is more important than ever today and every day in the coming week.
With this in mind, this week I will make a commitment to feed the Good Wolf.
Despite all the chaos around me, the demands of family & friends and the responsibilities of those I care for, I will remember that the quickest way to find serenity in myself is through gratitude for what I have and compassion to myself & those I love.