The Wolf You Feed

When we’re stuck in life, and we need to move forward, it’s not easy.

Sometimes it means letting go of the known and familiar. That’s hard, even if the known and familiar is painful. What we know is comforting, even if it’s unhealthy or unhappy. Deciding to change and taking action moves us from the certain to the uncertain, and there are no guarantees what we’re moving to will be better.

People say the Universe has your back. They say to trust that the outcome will be good. They’re right, to certain extent.

The Universe can only work with what you give it.

If you need a new job, and ask the Universe for a new job, and pray, and light candles and cast spells but don’t actually apply for new jobs, odds are very slim that you’re going to get a new job. Whereas if you do all of those things and apply for new jobs, the chances of you getting a new job rise exponentially.

This is obvious. It makes logical sense. Why say it? Because we still do it – each and every one of us.

I don’t think it’s because we’re lazy. I think it’s because real change is hard work and we’re scared. We’re scared of the effort it would take and the uncertainty of the outcome. We’re scared that we’ll try so hard and fail. If we fail, where will we be? Will we be closer to our goal? Will we be stuck in unfamiliar territory? Will we be worse off than where we are now?

That fear is what keeps us stuck.

The one thing we have going for us is this: the more we face our fear, the less power our fear has. I’ve heard it said that we have two wolves on our shoulders: one represents trust. The other represents fear. When they battle, which one wins?

The answer is simple: the wolf that wins is the one you feed.

Lately, I’ve stopped feeding the wolf of fear and started feeding the wolf of trust. I’ve also started actually doing the things I’m supposed to be doing to get where I need to go. I’m finally starting to move in the right direction. Now I just have to keep it going: keep doing the things I need to do, keep feeding the wolf of truth and starving the wolf of fear.

We all have to walk our own path.

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