Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wolf

 Today I went to my parents' house for lunch. My father wasn't there, he had to go to work, it was just my mother, so I ate with her. Once we were done she had to go out to buy some staff. I was kinda annoyed, but the doorbell rang. It was my grandpa, he came to visit by coincidence. So, my mother decided to go out shopping and left as at home until she came back.

It was nice being with him. It must have been months since the last time I saw him, and years since we had a decent conversation like the one we had today. I told him about several staff, but I focused on how shitty things have turned out at work, that I think bad about most fellows there and that affects a lot the way I act and think all day long. He told me to get rid of these bad emotions because if I let them, they will alter my personality without me noticing. To make me understand it even more he told me an old prverb told by the native americans.

''Inside every man's soul there are two wolves dueling.

The one is full of anger, envy, sorrow, disppointment, arrogance, self-pitting, greed, guilt, insults, vanity, lies and ego. 

The other is full of  joy, peace, love, hope, tranquillity, kindness, charity, compassion, generosity, truth, and faith.

 The one winning, the one that will stand by your side, is the one that you feed the most....''


20 comments:

  1. interesting proverb your grandfather told you there

    ReplyDelete
  2. doesn't help when outside influences are feeding the wrong wolf...
    I try to keep calm and collect, tranquil even
    but there's a constant barrage of negativity in this world and sometimes I have to let the wolves out to play lest I be overcome / overwhelmed

    ReplyDelete
  3. very interesting read now following for more :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. Really interesting proverb. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very interesting read, thanks for posting!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love having conversations with my grandparents. They're full of great wisdom.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I never happened to talk with my grandparents because they were already dead when I was born, I think I lost a part of normal life this way. I didnt even had to see them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. beautifull. also like the picture. +following :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great words, he seems like a wise man.

    ReplyDelete
  10. wise words. Also, the pic reminds me of Mordor

    ReplyDelete
  11. beautiful words. Also, Iced Earth :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wise words though... The pics are also very cool ;)

    ReplyDelete
  13. great read man i like this kind of thing! now following check my page!

    ReplyDelete