So if the image I found attached correctly, you will see a picture of a wolf and a short story. That’s the story of the wolves I was talking about in my previous post. I liked stumbling upon this story earlier because it made me reflect on mental health and how its quality can greatly increase or decrease depending on whether you feed our pessimistic or optimistic side. Yes, it is easy to see things more positively when you are happy, and vice versa for anger. We are not perfect humans by any means either, so remembering this story of two wolves may not help when someone has reached a point of no return in regard to regulating their reaction. Although, it is a good story to keep in mind as hopefully a precautionary idea when it comes to dealing with those we love.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how some people allow themselves to be most cruel to those they love the most, because they don’t fear abandonment of that person. However, that’s a dangerous luxury to get used to, because no matter what relation you have toward someone, you could lose them. So in hindsight, you’d probably regret treaty them horribly. I’ve seen this pattern happen a lot in married couples that I have observed over my lifetime, where one partner will be constantly cold toward the other (not necessarily unreciprocated). It’s a shame to me to see though, because that person may be bound to you in wedlock, but that doesn’t give you permission to treat them negatively and use them as an emotional punching back.
So, as far as how you treat your loved ones here on out, I challenge you to not look at your relationship with them as never-ending, because there is a certain point of abuse where people must move on for their own emotional health. As far as the wolve story and how it ties in, I suggest you channel the power of that good wolf toward this challenge of appreciating and loving your loved ones.