I read this story today on the internet and really liked it. Somehow I related it to the fast I'm currently participating in. Sometimes you have to cut something out of your life completely to see the role it was playing.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. ...He said, "My son, the battle is between
two wolves inside us all. "One is Evil - It is anger, envy,
jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,
resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."The
other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and
faith."The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his
grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"The old Cherokee simply replied,
"The one you feed."
Think of how much we could grow and how much good we could do the world if we were able to fast from all that is bad. A lovely thought.