“Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” – Heraclitus.
Joe and I recently watched “Tomorrowland”, a Walt Disney production. In the movie, daughter Casey reminds her father of an old Cherokee tale about how each of us possesses the potential for good and for evil. She says, “There are two wolves and they are always fighting. One is darkness and despair, the other is light and hope. Which wolf wins?” The father replies, “Whichever one you feed.”
This really resonated with us as we have come understand more and more that we have control over our thoughts and our emotions–that we can catch ourselves thinking of something negative and quickly shift thoughts away from the negative and on to something positive.
I have written quite a bit about this in the past and the longer I live, the more I believe.
Sometimes, it is not easy to push away the negative thoughts–we think about the past and things that went wrong; we think about the future and worry about what will be; even in the present moment, we can miss all the good that is around us. I know I do this and have to remind myself often to feed the good wolf in me. When I focus on the positive in my life, I am a happier and better person.
I will leave you with a quote from Buddha, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
Until next time.