Somewhere deep inside in each one of us, two wolves reside – one Wolf of love and second, Wolf of hate. In most of us and most of the time, wolf of love is stronger and bigger compared to the other one. However, wolf of hate, being potentially more dangerous always look for opportunities to become stronger than the wolf of love. He relishes anger, hate, contempt,agression, fear etc and that’s why this wolf encourages us to behave negatively and feed him the much needed nourishment. Never make the mistake to kill him or starve him because he becomes stronger (suppressed negative feelings can lead to depression, anxiety and more sadness). Best way is to keep nourishing and encouraging the other one i.e. wolf of love. This wolf will himself take care of other one.
We all construct stories about our “self”,while keeping ‘I’ as central figure. Based on that story ( in reality a personal myth) we define our “Self”. With the help of our clever and biased brain, we distort/revise, delete and manipulate facts of our past and current experiences so that our ego or big ‘I’ remain hero/heroin of that story. So eventually those accounts are myths or at best the illusions because they are not grounded in true reality as they follow a well written story-line of ‘I’ or the Self. We keep on adding our experiences, perceptions, beliefs and views consciously and unconsciously to our personal story in such a way that ‘I’ remains idealized central figure of successful hero or victim of circumstances, who can’t commit any mistake or vice or wrongdoing.
Our mind has a uniqueness of constructing ‘reality’ with limited or incomplete information and we are so sure about the fact that it’s a true reality. That’s why we tend to live in the light of imaginary constructions that increase our illusions about the reality. And we never try to deconstruct this illusionary reality. Hence, there is frustration, dissatisfaction and therefore suffering in life. So, Hell is constructed by us in our own lifetime.
In our life, we all can grow in two phases. The first one is when the meaning and purpose of life is nothing more than the expansion of our ego. Ego is purely self serving. We accumulate wealth and other material things to satisfy our ego’s desires and wishes. Many unfortunate ones die on the way while pursuing their ego’s path. However, down the time line, many of us start asking ourselves the questions, such as, what’s the meaning of life, why we are here, Is life random and aimless? They are ones who enter into their second phase of life while searching answers for those questions, by way of expanding their consciousness. They seek higher level of existence, when love, compassion, empathy and concern for others have all the meaning in their life.