Saturday, March 10, 2007

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 wolf is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority,and ego. The other wolf 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."


Jungle Mom said...

This brought back good memories! My Dad used to tell me this story! I always thought he made it up. His grandmother was a Cherokee!

SERENDIP said...

JM: I read this somewhere about a year ago and I thought it was so ture and yet profound. It's one of my favorites.