When we turn to this wisdom during this difficult time of disunion peace and healing is uncovered.
Difficult as it may be we must effort to fight the noble fight for joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, generosity, truth, compassion even and especially with those who have harmed us.
There’s an old Cherokee legend you might have heard which illustrates the power of attention.
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 evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The 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.”
Meditating and embracing mindfulness is not something you do 15 minutes per day and then forget about – it’s a way of life.