Thursday, September 24, 2009

Two Wolves

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life . .

He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil---he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

The other is good ---he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

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

They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win, Grandfather?"

The Elder simply replied, "The one you feed."

2 comments:

Linda Himes said...

The wolf fed DOES win; there are so many feedings that can strengthen the one and weaken the other. One is the joy of perceiving the beauty of all nature's metaphor for the Divine. It is a skill, this perception, that is easily learned ~ I invite you to my website, http://www.strategicbookpublishing.com/LiveFromtheMystic.html, where you will find info about my recently published book of metaphysical poetry ~ Live, From the Mystic. My good wolf is robust; the book will tell of the feeding process. Hope you'll check it out, and hope you enjoy.

karim said...

A valuable post on enlightenment.

Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power