Friday, June 9, 2017

Pema Chödrön: The Choice Between That Which Harms Or Heals

A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world and how it comes about. He said it was as if two wolves were fighting in his heart. One wolf was vengeful and angry, and the other wolf was understanding and kind. The young man asked his grandfather which wolf would win the fight in his heart. And the grandfather answered, “The one that wins will be the one I choose to feed.” 
 Pema Chödrön,  
Excerpted from Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves 
from Old Habits and Fears

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