Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Two Wolves

An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is
between two wolves.
“One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity,
guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness,
benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and
“This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”
The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked “Which
wolf will win, grandfather?”
The old Cherokee simply replied... “The one you feed.”