The Wolf You Feed Tips to Help Feed the Good Wolf Part 2
Yesterday I noted that I once heard on a TV show the legend of the elders telling about the battle of two wolves. One is evil and the other is good. He explains that the same fight is going on within everyone. Of course the young ones asked which wolf will win? “The elder response, “the one you feed.” This is the daily struggle with depression. There is the Wolf of panic, sadness and grief and the Wolf of healing and uplifting. Here some things you might want to remember. To feed the good Wolf!
Humor: my all-time favorite. I can’t live without it. I was raised in a family a sarcastic funny people. My own daughter is a comic. my baby brother should be one. Mark Twain once said “humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. “ I have always believed that laughter is the best medicine. A good honest Billy laugh is contagious in any open environment. As the old song goes… smile and the world smiles with you…
We have discussed numerous ways to help us stay on an even keel. We mustn’t forget sleep. Sleep: I’ve often heard, and have come to agree that 20 minutes of meditation is as good as a two hour nap. But we mustn’t forget our bodies internal clock that tells us we also have a need for good sound sleep. Our body was built to need sleep. People working on Night Shift get out of their circadian rhythms and often suffer the consequences. Eight hours of REM sleep is a basic need. Lack of sleep and being an insomniac could end up giving you forgetfulness and cognitive disaster.
The Attitude Of Gratitude:
Studies show a definite correlation between gratitude, and feelings of happiness and joy that affect things like blood pressure. When you are sad, feel your sadness. When you are ready… make an effort to reach toward gratitude for your healing. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”…I don’t remember who said that but I like it.
Everybody has an opinion. The Crones are not trying to force anyone into beliefs, only pass along wisdom we have discovered over time. This includes what we get as feedback from you. We read, we research and we pray. In these uncertain times our hope is to pass along hope.