Which wolf will you feed?
Two Wolves – A Cherokee Parable
One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave 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 though about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:
“Which wolf wins?…”
The old Cherokee simply replied,
“The one that you feed”.
I love this little story. Such a good reminder that we do have a choice about what thoughts or habits we “feed”.
Which wolf will you feed today?
Photo credit: Thomas Gehrke