I recently heard an old story that goes something like…
An old medicine man and a young warrior were out walking…
“There are two wolves fighting inside your heart. One evil. One good,” the old man said to the young warrior.
“Which one will win?” the warrior asked.
“The one you feed.”
I think there’s a lot of truth to that. And I’d like to point out some other wolves that fight in my heart. Maybe they fight in yours, too.
The wolf of despair vs the wolf of hope.
The wolf of laziness vs the wolf of discipline.
The wolf of sleeping in vs the wolf of productivity.
The wolf of fear vs the wolf of faith.
The wolf of jealousy vs the wolf of celebration.
The wolf of self-criticism vs the wolf of self-acceptance.
The wolf of apathy vs the wolf of love.
The wolf of settling vs the wolf of striving.
I’m trying to feed the right wolves. I hope you are, too.
What about you? What wolves are fighting in your songwriting heart? Which one have you been feeding, and how have you been feeding it? I’d love to hear from you!
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God Bless and Enjoy the Journey,
Brent Baxter is a hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Joe Nichols, Gord Bamford, Ruthie Collins, Ray Stevens, and more. He’s written a top 5 hit in the US and a #1 in Canada… so far.