This week we talk to John Prendergast about tuning into our body
John J. Prendergast, PhD, is a psychotherapist, retired professor of psychology, spiritual teacher, and founder and editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology.
In This Interview, John Prendergast and I Discuss:
- The One You Feed parable
- How important our body is
- What “knowing” is
- Learning to trust our deeper knowledge
- The difference between inner knowing and hunches based on fear
- Finding true knowing from ego desires
- The static in our system
- Observing thoughts as just thoughts
- Learning to be more aware to the sensations and feelings in the body
- Our brain- The Thought Factory
- Scanning the body
- Identifying with the world from our thinking, not our body
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed
The Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.