Friday, May 16, 2008

The Two Wolves



A Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, and lies.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith, and truth.

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

The children thought about it for a minute. Then one child asked his grandfather,

“Which wolf will win?”

The Cherokee elder replied…

“The one you feed.”

7 comments:

Lins Honeyman said...

How wise.

Peajay said...

Thank you HGF, full of depth as always.

lucy said...

i've heard this before in various forms. thanks for the great reminder!!

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Lucy,
I'd heard it before also, but as you said, it was a good reminder!
I think sometimes wisdom is often best delivered simply, and with examples/parables. Hmmm, who else did that?! ;)

Hi Peajay and Lins,
thanks for your comments! :)

AnneDroid said...

Oh very profound. I'll remember that - I remember illustrations best, as per your comment of May 19!

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Annedroid,

thanks for your comment! :)
I also remember things better with stories!


er, May 19th? that could have many possibilities...this blog or somewhere else? Between humour or ponderings...hmmm, please do elaborate! :)

Mrs Successful said...

Wow!