Feeding the Wolf

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
 
One is Evil- It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
 
The other is Good- It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
 
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
 
The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”

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One thought on “Feeding the Wolf

  1. John January 4, 2011 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Hi, I am from Australia.
    Great story or parable.
    Please find a set of essays which are very much about the same theme.
    http://www.dabase.org/openlett.htm
    http://www.dabase.org/p9rightness.htm

    The first essay finally morphed into this remarkable book
    http://www.dabase.org/not2.htm
    http://www.beezone.com/news.html

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