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Christmas Thoughts 2016

Even though the time before Christmas is taken up with preparations for the festivities to come, it does behove us to spend some time contemplating the deeper meaning of this season.

An old Cherokee saying from an unknown author presents some thoughts to consider:

An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.”

The boy thought about it and asked, ” Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man quickly replied, ” The one you feed.”

If we overlook the labelling of ‘good’ or ‘evil’, and extrapolate the lesson, we can see that it is up to us to be aware of the wolf we are ‘feeding’.

I will admit, that it is much easier at times, to take the road of resentment than the road of empathy and kindness but we get a chance every year, at Christmas time, to consider our actions in the light of the Christian message. It is also a time to remember that what we put out into the world (emotionally and energetically) comes back to us.

So, enjoy the twinkling lights, the decorations and the gifts but keep a look out for your wolf. Which one are you preparing to feed?

I wish you all joy, peace and love. May you experience kindness and empathy this Christmas season.

Happy New Year

 

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