“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other wolf 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. The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf will win?” The old man replied simply, “The one you feed.”Wendy Mass
With the Corona Virus lockdown, people have a lot of time on their hands and some are turning to social media–in a not so positive way. Lately, I’m reading a lot of “armchair quarterback” angry posts slamming and dividing how this or that is being handled and what should or shouldn’t be done.
Most of those posts are filled with anger, judgment, and competition that comes from fear and that fear is fueling the ego. What does ego have to do with it you may ask?
The ego is fighting to be right. Ego is the thing that says–I’m right. You’re wrong. The ego always needs a winner and a loser. It is the ego that knows better than everyone else what should or shouldn’t be done.
I know those who are writing most of these types of posts will argue they aren’t afraid. They will also argue they aren’t coming from a place of ego but I welcome those folks to take a good look at themselves.
Are you getting the results you seek?
I respect your right to post and speak your mind BUT If you don’t like what’s going on, ask yourself what energy you’re adding to it. Ask yourself if anger and righteous indignation will get you the result you are looking for.
I guarantee that complaining, name-calling, and dividing will attract many who will agree and validate what you’re saying. But, will the validation get you the end-result you’re wanting or are you simply wanting or needing to be right?
If you don’t like what’s going on, how about offering a different perspective and maybe even a solution for the greater good of all? It’s a scary time but we’ll get through this thing together. Put down your verbal weapons and need to be right. Offer a moment of peace into the world.
Creative solution–Add love.
I invite everyone to give yourself a moment to move beyond the rampant fear and look inside your heart. We may not be able to physically extend a hand for a short time BUT we can certainly extend the energy of love.
Imagine bridges of love that extend and connect every divide. Try adding a little of that to the world. Much love to all~Shine Your Light Debbie