Don’t worry: No animals are harmed in the writing of this blog.
The movie, Tomorrowland, might seem like a strange place to find a life lesson. Think again.
In the movie, two of the main characters reference a battle of two wolves. It’s a part what helps to shape the action and move the movie to it’s conclusion.
But this story of two wolves isn’t something that was written just for Tomorrowland.
It’s actually taken from a story that’s attributed to many different ethnic groups. Maybe that gives it the opportunity to be a part of our story. It goes something like this?
A grandfather wanted to share a story about life with his grandson. So he sat down with him one day and told the young boy, “A fight is going on inside me. It’s a terrible fight between two wolves.”
He told his grandson that one wolf was dark and evil. That wolf brings anger, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, false humility, self-doubt and anxiety.
The grandfather said the other wolf was light and good. That wolf brings love, joy, peace, faith, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth and compassion.
He told his grandson, “That same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person.”
His grandson let that sink in for a moment and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
He grandfather replied with this simple answer, “The one you feed.”
Which wolf is the star of your own story? Is it the one that brings darkness, pain and suffering? Or, is it the one that brings good and light?
Our stories change when we make the choice to feed the right wolf.