Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, worry, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


Wordgirl said...

Oh Topcat,

I needed to read this today.

Thank you.

Gemini Girl said...


Sugar&Ice said...

Did you know that a large portion of me is of Cherokee descent...that sounds weird, but you get what I mean. I always knew we were smart! This is so true!

Vee said...

I love it!