Today I came across this story and I thought of sharing it with you. It’s a simply story of the battle we face everyday by the choices we make.
One evening an old Cherokee Indian 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.’”
(Native American Indian Legend)
The crucial question is “Which are you feeding today”?
(photo “Sparring Wolves” by Cesar Aristeiguieta, http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photo-of-the-day/juvenile-alpha-wolves/)