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Struggle of Self, Limited edition signed print

Struggle of Self, Limited edition signed print


"Struggle of Self"
Within each of us lies a dual nature. We have the ability to both create and destroy, help or hinder. We have the potential for kindness or cruelty, to do good or bad. There are times when we struggle with this nature. It is only through understanding and illumination that the two things, which are actually one, become clear.

Good and bad are different aspects of the same reality. They appear to be opposites having nothing to do with each other just as black and white, hot and cold, man and woman appear to be opposites. The warrior seeks not only the differences, but the commonalities to make his understanding complete. Hot and cold are different aspects of temperature. Black and white are different aspects of color and so on.

An old man sat with his grandson and the old one said to his grandson, "There is a battle that is being fought inside us. The battle is between two bears. One bear is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, guilt, self pity, false pride and ego. The other bear is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about this for awhile, then asked, "Which one will win? The old man said, "Which ever one you feed."

Signed by Ralph P. Brown

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