So, last night I was floating around on the internet and I came across this story that made me feel less crazy.
An Old Cherokee Teaches His Grandson About Life.
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather which wolf would win.
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
I think we all struggle at times with being true with who we want to be. It's so easy to fall into a negative cycle of thinking and behaving. Positivity sometimes takes a little extra work but it leaves me feeling happier and more at peace.
What do you think? Do you sometimes have to work hard at being who you want to be?