Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Native American Tale of Two Wolves

--by brighteyes, posted Dec 30, 2007
One evening an old Cherokee 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!"

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ana wrote: Alsome
senga988 wrote: Thanks for sharing brigheyes. I will most definately check which wolf I feed. Blessings to you.
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: I like the story brighteyes, thanks for sharing!
Tigerlily wrote: Oh most definitely! Well done! Thank you for sharing. (I hope I remember to feed the good one!)
AURELIA wrote: WELCOME BACK!!! I missed you and I will remember to feed the good one with your help and inspiration!!!!! I am SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR because you are writing today. :) ~Aurelia
Alraisi wrote: My Friend where were you. But, as ~Aurelia said Welcome Back. The one we feed will be good with us and will respect us. So that's very true. Thank you very much for this nice story. Keep It Up...!!!
tenderheart wrote: LOL. great. thanks for sharing. Welcome back. I am glad you are back. I have not seeing you. good to have you back. :) We all should feed from the good.

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