“Hunger in the United States. it is said, is as great as that of India and is harder to resolve. It is the hunger of the human spirit.”
“Spiritual deprivation is the greatest plague of our time."..................Mother Theresa
We are about to launch into a new era of change after this global experience. The real change we seek, however, may not be an outside political one but rather a personal change from within each one of us. It is the return to our spiritual nature, our hearts, that is now required to transform the harsh landscape in which we find ourselves living. I once heard an Indian story that remains close to my heart and it brings this concept to life.
A grandfather and his young grandson were walking down a road after a tragic event had happened. The boy asked his grandfather how he felt about what happened. The grandfather answered that there were two wolves fighting for his heart. “One wolf feels love and wants to be kind and forgiving.” “The other wolf feels hatred and wants revenge.”
The boy asked his grandfather, which wolf will win the fight in his heart. The grandfather said, “The one that I feed.”
Love, kindness, and forgiveness are found within our hearts but there are always other emotions fighting for our attention. Living within our own spiritual nature requires us to nurture and feed our hearts and appropriate action will follow. This is the true change that is now needed in the world, which is to fight “spiritual deprivation, the greatest plague of our time.”
Which wolf are you feeding?