An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.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, Grandfather?” The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”
There are countless real life parallels you can draw from this story. What a wise story!! Everyone should know this story and think about it. Let it stimulate the mind and then let it fuel some daily action for you to take more control over your own life!
The parallel that I thought of right away is the battle of sickness vs health going on in our bodies. This battle is on going 24/7 and will never stop until life stops. Our body innately wants us to be healthy in this push shove war fare. We sabotage our own self interest every time we eat badly. The body asks for a banana and we send it a coca cola or a fast food “value” meal or both! When you do that you are feeding the “evil wolf” and that evil wolf WILL get stronger and stronger until it gets YOU! Sickness and disease in our bodies sits there, contained, quietly waiting for health to get weak. As soon as sickness and disease sees a vulnerability in health because of how poorly we feed our bodies then sickness and disease moves in and starts to gain power in our bodies! Case in point: we eat more poorly than ever before in our history and we are more disease riddled than ever before in our history. The only way to win this struggle is to get involved, cooperate with the positive things going on inside our bodies and see if we can’t help out in this push shove match. This battle has been going on in our bodies since we were created and it’s going to continue! We’ve got to fight this battle our entire life which is exactly why if your not doing something you can sustain for the rest of your then it doesn’t matter how you’re helping your own self interest. You can’t just sit on the sidelines, cross your fingers, and hope for the best. That’s a terrible philosophy to have! You’ve gotta get off the sidelines and in the game! See where you can cooperate with the positive and see if you can’t help out in this struggle. There is no other way! If someone tries to tell you there is another way just take this magic pill and you’ll be fine then you’ve gotta have some backbone and say no! You’re wrong! This is fundamental stuff and fundamentals are old! It’s existed for thousands of years and will continue to exist so long as there is life on earth. Magic pills don’t exist you’ve gotta reject that whole idea and not be suckered into it!
Eat good, drink your Shakeology, stimulate your mind and body, do these things every day and you can keep sickness and disease controlled and contained into a very small corner. It’s either cooperate with the positive things going on in your body or live your life in anguish. There is no other way!