Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Two Wolves

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."

I badly want to be like the good wolf but at times I find myself being like the evil wolf.

3 comments:

dot said...

I like the Native American story.
Good luck with your singing!

lori said...

Hi Dot,

Thank you!

e-Mom said...

This is great. I've heard it before, but not recently. Where do you get all your wise stories?