Monday, May 25, 2015

Which wolf will win?

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


I got this story from a dear bloggie friend this morning.
The story is precious.
But even more precious is her email comment:
"Somehow this made me think of you (although I am usually not a big fan of so-called cherokee probably made-up wisdom), because you have been really good about feeding good wolves of all kind."

My dear bloggie friend - thank you - you made my day. 


  1. I really think this is a perfect metaphor for what we're going through. Yes, we were dealt a crappy hand of cards, but we also get to pick how we respond to it.

  2. I love this story...So appropriate!
    p.s. also makes me wonder how is it I have never heard it before ... especially living and traveling in and around the American west!

  3. <3! It's such a perfect story with a perfect message.

  4. That is really lovely! I've just seen the movie Tomorrowland (on Loribeth's recommendation) - and that story is central to the movie.