A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt about a tragedy.
He said, “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.”
The grandson asked him, “Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?”
The grandfather answered, “The one I feed.”
Our egos are fuelled by fear whilst our spirit is powered by love. It really is as simple as that.
Therefore we can only truly be free to be ourselves when we release all those worries, judgements, grudges and destructive beliefs.
Just look at children for the best example of this. I was at Pompeii’s in Bondi a couple of weekends ago having early supper with a friend and we were quite literally surrounded by kids. Girls choreographing dance routines on the street, boys organising a game of grandmother’s footsteps, little ones covering their faces in pizza toppings – it was so sweet to watch, but most of all liberating.
In order for a group of adults to behave like that you often need to give them a bar tab, which involves an entirely different kind of spirit!
I couldn’t help but think the world would be a much nicer place if we got more in touch with that child-like freedom rather than getting so caught up with society’s do’s and don’ts, what everyone thinks and whether we’ll fail or look silly.
A form of healing which I have found to work amazingly well at this is called Theta. It’s like someone gives you a key to unlock all that crap you have been holding on to, perhaps without even realising. Once you allow it to leave physical and emotional illness immediately follows suit. Very cool indeed!
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