A friend shared this photo from www.marcandangel.com. It is so easy to get sucked into negative self-talk, but maybe we should try treating ourselves the way we treat our friends – with support, understanding, and love.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:
A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, which wolf will win?
The old Cherokee simply replied "The one you feed."
-American Indian Proverb