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A quote I’m pondering from Cheryl Strayed’s, Wild...


I am currently reading a book that was lent to me, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. The writing, imagery and thoughtfulness is very powerful. Here is one quote from the book worth pondering: Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. So true. Our internal dialogue has a profound effect on how we move in the world positively or negatively. What we repeatedly tell ourselves matters. Probably more than we even are aware of. Reminds me of the GreenNote Fitness Newsletter, “What wolf are you feeding…?” where former commander of the Navy SEALS, Mark Divine explains: The wolf of love and courage resides in the heart. The wolf of fear resides in the mind. The wolf that gets fed the most is the strongest and dominates our being. The wolf of fear is the most active and hungry, eager to trick us into thinking he is the most important wolf. The wolf of love and courage, on the other hand, is docile, loving and generous. He will take a back seat to the wolf of fear because he deplores conflict. ...Condition your mind to feed the wolf of love and courage daily. Pay attention to your mind and witness it feed the wolf of fear. Interdict, re-direct and maintain the positive courage state! We have the choice to feed the fear wolf or the courage wolf. When we observe our thoughts we can change our state, if need be, to something positive. This brings us from fear to action and centeredness. Take stock of the stories that have been imposed upon us. We may find, like Cheryl, the need and courage to change it. What story do you chose to tell yourself? To your journey, Lisa Schaffer GreenNote Fitness P.S. Check out my Facebook page for inspiration. P.P.S. Discover GreenNote Fitness recommendations for recovery, supplements, protein bars & powders, nutrition, equipment, books and more. **Do you have a friend that would benefit from this information? Please forward it to them!**

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