two wolves

Which wolve are you feeding?

I have noticed, that lots of people don‘t accept compliments. If I ask them to remember a recently received compliment and tell me, if they accepted it, they hadn‘t. So many people mostly don’t accept them. But if we get a bad criticism, we immediately believe it to be true and even enforce it by telling us things like: “I am just not good enough” or “I can’t do it” or “ I am (to) stupid” or similar things. What are we doing here? We are making us small and that’s when we start avoiding things, because we don’t want to make a fool of ourselves.

Have you ever heard of the Asian wisdom, that we have two wolves inside us, a good one and a bad one? The good one makes us stronger, gives us self confidence, supports us and so on. And the bad one makes us small, unhappy, insecure etc. The one we feed gets stronger. It seems as if we all are feeding the wrong wolf.

But it is easier said than done, to feed the right wolf. If we can’t even accept any compliments, how can we feed the right one then?

Well, there are different ways to feed the correct wolf. I will show you here two easy ways, which you can start implementing immediately.

  1. We can be thankful. Be thankful for little things, every day. Try to realise, when something good happens during the day and be thankful for it. And at the end of the day remember at least one thing of the day, which you are thankful for.
  2. Learning to accept compliments. Since it is more difficult to write this exercise down, I am giving you this exercise in audio. You can listen to this guided meditation file here: listen to audio file

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