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Two Wolves inside me fighting.
By how can i be
7/28/2011 12:25:55 PM
An old Cherokee is teaching 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." He continued, "The other 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 - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

I need to stop feeding the evil wolf inside me. I need to feed the good one more and I need to keep myself busy doing good things so that the evil wolf will have no place to grow. This story is a strong story when one is combating addiction. Simply it is stating that "if you don't like the big bad wolf, stop feeding it." I hope and pray I can stop feeding the evil wolf.

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analogy    
"Love this analogy. Thanks for sharing"
posted at 23:37:41 on July 28, 2011 by rachp
Alma 5:60    
"...and He commandeth you that ye suffer no RAVENOUS WOLF to enter among you, that ye may not be destroyed." I love your analogy. It fits me like a glove. There is plenty of food out there - free for the taking - for me to feed MY RAVENOUS WOLF. He is always there in the shadows, looking for opportunity. Without the Saviors love in my heart and His healing power of the Atonement, I would have a very fat wolf in my camp. The way that fashion designers are marketing revealing clothing is turning heads and causing us to cross forbidden thresholds. Nothing is left to the imagination and we are enticed then by our own lusts. The Wolf gets fatter and fatter by the minute.

What a generation we live in. Pres. Hinckley likened it to Sodom and Gomorrah. When I was growing up I never heard of female school teacher seducing young school boys. I never saw the clevage (top and bottom) that is so prominently displayed or the tatoos that are placed in places that flash like a neon light saying "Hey, Look Here!"

For me to stop feeding that Ravenous Wolf I have to stay out of "Fitness Centers".
Many of the popular TV shows are off limits for me.
NO R RATED MOVIES PERIOD.
Daily reading of the scriptures, weekly Sacrament attendance, 100% home teaching, magnify my calling as a worker in the LDS AR 12 program. Serving my family and friends- loosing my self in step 12 and Christ like service.
When those "male urges" cycle up or throttle up, I go to the Lord in prayer and I go to my wife (who knows me like the back of her hand) and I force myself to put myself last in our conjugal relations. I seek that level of Celestial Oneness that Paul describes in the Bible where "the bed is undefiled".
Constantly feeding the good wolf and starving the bad."
posted at 07:33:53 on July 29, 2011 by 3R's
Alma 5:60    
"Thanks for that great scripture! Thats amazing that you posted that scripture, because I was trying to think of a scripture that would relate to the analogy. Whats even more amazing is that you posted your comment at the exact same time as I was searching for the scripture!

I completely agree with you that it is very hard to not feed that wolf. It seems as if we are constantly bombarded by it everyday. I am starting to understand why one of the general authorities once said that the pioneers of the church are watching us now, and are amazed at our endurance in fighting back and resisting."
posted at 11:24:57 on July 29, 2011 by how can i be
Pumping Iron Makes us sore.    
"The Spiritual Battles (and they are all Spiritual) make us sore as well. But, without pain there is not gain. Without opposition righteousness cannot be brought to pass. 2 Nephi 2 (the whole chapter) Press on!"
posted at 22:52:25 on July 29, 2011 by 3R's


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— Russell M. Nelson

General Conference, October 1988