Acted upon or acting out?

With this idea of making changes flowered from the idea that I know too many people who wallow. Staying in the same spot, doing the same things, and expecting things to magically change on their own is just crazy.

Complaining and whining also doesn’t help; In fact, that ‘feeds’ that negative thinking that keeps you there.

Grandfather Tells” which is also known as “The Wolves Within”

An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story.

I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.

But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.” He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.

But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.

Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.”

This makes a very strong point in how Life begets what you put into it. What do you focus your thoughts and actions on in your Life? Consider your characters in your story- do they take action, or are they acted upon?

Just some thoughts for your weekend writing.

Picture prompt:

The cauldron is brewing something…what could it be? What if potions were possible? What sort of mayhem or balance could they bring?

Write about the magic in cooking. Does love or anger while cooking feed the family? What potion would you hope to make that could bring you what you dream?


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