During this podcast, Pam shares a parable to encourage positive thinking. We may find that the positive or negative thoughts we feed ourselves are the ones that help guide the way we are in the world.


An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” 

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”


The greatest of good you can do for another is not is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I couldn’t decide what to do. Unable to see, I heard my name being called. Then I walked outside. ~Rumi

This is the power to fill you up again, if you let it. There is a sunrise and a sunset everyday and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty. ~Cheryl Stayed. 

Thanks for being brave in your own life, you’ve made me more daring in mine. ~Brene Browm

When you can look a dead thing in the eye, acknowledge that it exists, call it exactly what it is, and decide what role it should take in your life, then, my beloved, you have taken the first step toward freedom. ~ Iyanla Vanzant

You don’t think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking. ~Henri J.M. Nouwen 

Hoʻoponopono - is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. “I love you, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You.”

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1. Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Formation  - written with Rebecca J. Laird and Michael J. Christensen 

2. Optimism: the Art Of Positive Thinking by Abe Kass 

Pamela Robertson