A Tale of Two Wolves

This is an old Cherokee tale of two wolves.  My maternal grandmother was half  Choctaw so this is in honor of my Native American heritage.

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people.  He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us.  One is Evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment and ego.  The other One is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, sincerity, humanity, kindness, benevolence, empathy, 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.”

Wolf_FightThis is such a simple story and yet so true.  I think each of us has these two wolves fighting inside of us.  The “Evil One” or the “Good One” is fed daily by the choices we make with our thoughts and actions.  What you think about and focus on, will appear in your life and influence your behavior.

We have a choice, feed the “Good One” and it will shine through in our character, habits and behavior in a positive and healthy way.  Feed the “Evil One“, and our world will turn negative and like poison, this negativity will slowly consume our soul.

Rejoice Today!

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