by Madeline Laughs
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 grand son thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
This is true in life. What you feed and nourish, whether it be an insecurity or a love, will grow and become larger as time passes. Eventually it will swallow you up.
Wouldn’t you rather be swallowed up by something that makes you feel good?
- Cherokee Story: An Email From a Dad to His Son (fodder4thinking.wordpress.com)
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- Two ‘wolves’ (aaronfulkerson.com)
- What was the Trail of Tears and why did it happen (wiki.answers.com)