Every negative thought we have, or action we take, feeds our fear. When you trust in your heart and take enjoyment out of your day, this feeds your courage. I feel it’s important to include this short summary at the very beginning, rather than at the end, as it’s important to regularly emphasise this key principle.
I’m really enjoying listening to podcasts lately. While I switch from time to time, the most fun I have across all podcasts I listen to is extracting the “hidden meaning”. How to apply what is being said in an alternate context. In this case, the meaning was a bit less hidden, given the episode was about courage and listening to yourself.
The guest on the podcast in question speaks of a “Courage Wolf” and a “Fear Wolf”, both of which reside within each of us. When we act in positive light and with noble intention, we feed our Courage Wolf. Conversely, when we act poorly or with ill intent, we feed our Fear Wolf. This drills right down to the smallest reaction or thought (those are little snacks for the wolves).
Wolves are powerful, noble creatures. In the animal kingdom, wolves are hunters and stalk their prey, loving the thrill of the chase. The more one encourages this activity, the more readily the wolf responds.
Thus, even feeding the Fear Wolf a few regular small snacks, in the form of negative responses, increases the Fear Wolf’s desire for dominance.
Feed your Courage Wolf and starve your Fear Wolf. Ultimately, it’s about survival of the fittest wolf.