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Two Wolves — Lesson from the Cherokee

I don't know if this is really from the Cherokee or not but its a great thought. If you know the author, please bark in!...

Joy  |  Dec 18th 2006


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I don’t know if this is really from the Cherokee or not but its a great thought. If you know the author, please bark in!

Thanks to Tom P. for sending this on over!

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.”