The story of the wolves is one of the most powerful metaphors for where we are in life, I must share it with you.
It's an old Native American Cherokee fable and goes something like this...
The chief was telling his son about the battle raging inside each of us every day.
"Son, you have two wolves battling for control of your mind, body and spirit.
The black wolf represents fear, anger, resentment, guilt and blame.
The white wolf represents hope, joy, love and kindness"
The boy asked "Which wolf will win?"
The chief answered "Whichever you feed."
So today I ask you the question again… which wolf are you feeding?
There’s a chance right now your black wolf is very happy and fat! The uncertainty of what's happening in the world, guilt over how we juggle kids and work that doesn't seem to be slowing down and are constant inability to do anything for ourselves is like a permanent buffet meal!
Meanwhile, your white wolf, representing hope, love, joy and calm is shivering in the corner (probably these days surviving on a bottle of shiraz).
Here’s what you need to do…
Feed your white wolf!
I know this is easier said than done when your black wolf is so dominant. But there are specific strategies you can implement that will ensure your little, weak, shrivelled up white wolf gets a daily dose of laughter, love, hope and gratitude.
In time, it is possible to stop the black wolf. You can silence the inner-self critic, you can feel as confident on the outside as you look on the inside and you can be kind to yourself.
What are you going to do today to feed your white wolf?