Two wolves

While you can recognize the negative emotions occurring with in you, you don’t have to attach them or continue to give them attention. You are shifting your focus is a sign to that wolf that you are not interested in giving him food. And while it may take some times for that wolf to lose his strength and power, eventually he will surrender- as will your unhelpful thoughts and emotions. onceyou stop fixating on them, they will eventually drift away

So what about the other wolf. Well it certainly isn’t going to feed itself. Just as you would with the evil wolf, it is imperative that you exercise your freedom of choice and decide to nourish the wolf of joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. We often look to external objects for our fulfillment and happiness. We develop expectations that these things (a new job,a relationship, a brand new pair of shoes, a glass of wine,etc) will finally make us feel the way we want to feel. And while this may bring momentary gratification, it isn’t realistic to maintain this long term.

Happiness isn’t a conditional state. It’s a state of being True lasting happiness comes from making an active choice to be happy, rather than depending on external things to make you happy. The more that we seek out happiness, and look for it as if it is a treasure we will find, the less we are feeding the wolf that is on the inside of us.You already have everything you need to be happy because you are whole as you are, right now. The feeling and experience of happiness come from feeding the wolf from within. As he becomes bigger and stronger, he will be better equipped to handle, life’s challenges. If you choose to feed only him, he will always win.

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