An old Grand Master is teaching his apprentice about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two stallions.
One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
“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 apprentice thought about it for a minute and then asked his Grand Master,
“Which stallion will win?”
The old Grand Master simply replied, “The one you feed.”
And that’s the way it is:
Angry riders always find a way to get angry.
Sad riders always find a way to get sad.
Anxious riders always find a way to get anxious.
Critical riders always find a way to be critical.
Complaining riders always find a way to complain.
Jealous riders always find a way to get jealous.
Compassionate riders always find a way to feel compassion.
Enthusiastic riders always find a way to get enthusiastic.
Cheerful riders always find a way to get cheerful.
Grateful riders always find a way to feel gratitude.
So ask yourself:
Which primary emotion is your ‘stallion’?
Which ‘stallion’ are you feeding?
And if you’re not happy with the outcome:
Change your approach!
Turn things around!
Turn it around by thinking of the things you are grateful for and spend some time each day practicing an attitude of gratitude.
Discover The Power Of Mindset
Since childhood, Yasmain and Yolain have been fascinated by horses. For 21 years, they had been twin sisters and best friends. They were identical in nearly every way. They had the same grades in school and wore the same clothes. They were both good riders and had great fun with horses.
At the age of 21, they were still similar in appearance and outlook, but then something changed…
- Physically seen, Yasmain’s weight is still the same as it was when she was 21. Yolain has gained 20 pounds in the past 10 years.
- Mentally seen, Yasmain sleeps well every night, while Yolain’s worrying keeps her awake.
- Energetically seen, Yasmain feels full of life, but Yolain is often very tired.
- Spiritually seen, Yasmain feels like she’s living a purposeful and fulfilled life, but Yolain is unhappy.
And they don’t see each other anymore ….
How could this happen?