Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Two Wolves- A Native American Cherokee Story

Maija Painting

Two Wolves
A Native American Cherokee Story

One evening an old Cherokee Indian 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.’

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