Friday, February 23

Cherokee Wisdom

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 simply replied, "The one you feed."




5 comments:

Pagan Marbury said...

Very nice post. I'm glad I stumbled across your blog today.

kershdo said...

Which one are you feeding?

b said...

Devil inside....devil inside....(song?)

dwb said...

evil wolf is always so friggin hungry....the other wolf seems to be on a carb free diet

haveyouseenlucky said...

The bear inside me killed the two wolves.

Now I just want to hibernate and eat fish and honey.