One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between ‘Two Wolves’ inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which Wolf Wins?” The Old Cherokee simply replied, “THE ONE YOU FEED”.
I am struggling today with feelings inside that I don't want... irritation and resentment. I have been trying to put words to my discomfort. I remember a time in my youth when I could honestly say that I did not ever experience the feeling of hate. Now it burns silently inside of me. I feel so invisible and taken for granted, scared, betrayed, repulsed and unloved.
I am struggling. Anyone got any thoughts? How do I rise above this?