May 03, 2005

The Wolf Inside

Native Americans have a story of a grandfather walking with his grandson. The boy asks the old man why there is hatred, evil, violence and broken promises in the world.

The grandfather replies. "The answer is within. Deep inside each of us is a fight between two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This fight between the two wolves is going on inside of you and inside of everybody."

The grandson thinks for a moment and then asks his grandfather "Which wolf will win?"

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

[Courtesy of Sail Girl]

Posted by S. Faolan Wolf at May 3, 2005 04:13 PM

That's true too. Can be difficult getting the balance at times.

Posted by: Ruth at May 3, 2005 09:03 PM
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