Two Wolves, a Cherokee Parable

The Eye of DSW Behind the Lens, a glimpse of what I see

The Eye of DSW Behind the Lens, a glimpse of what I see

One evening an Old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of 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 this for a minute, and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”  The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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 This story was included in a handout given to the attendees of a self-improvement class,
Home Is Where The Heart Is.  It was listed as a Cherokee parable, author unknown.

Reflecting back on your day, which wolf did you feed?