29 Jan 2007

Feeding the Soul

Posted in Regeneration, The Heart at 20:49 by Dr. Shue

Someone sent me this story today. I have seen it before and perhaps you have as well, but I thought it was worth sharing as another way to think about heart coherence. …

Two Wolves

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.”

Practicing heart coherence is one method for “feeding” the Good wolf.

As I have discussed in previous posts, I believe balancing ourselves in a coherent heart state opens us to influx and to a greater awareness of the Good.

Another bit of inspiration I got was from Michael Gladish’s article in the January 2007 New Church Canadian about Good and Truth, but you’ll have to stay tuned for that one. 😉


1 Comment »

  1. Glenn Schoen said,


    Regarding a) the practice of heart coherence; b) heavening; and c) feeding the ‘good wolf’, the following quote from Swedenborg’s Arcana Coelestia seems to sum it well:

    “[T]o him who is glad at heart, all things that he hears and sees appear smiling and joyful; but to him who is sad at heart, all things that he sees and hears appear sad and sorrowful[.]” Arcana Coelstia 920.2


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