Monday, December 03, 2007

Which One Do You Feed?

So, I have no idea where this came from; I very much doubt that it actually is a Cherokee Fable (the internet likes to assign all sorts of orgins to things). However, I saw this elsewhere online and I thought it was absolutely beautiful. You know how sometimes things hit you at just the right time? This was the right time for me. I hope it might strike a chord with some of you as well.

A Cherokee Fable
A Cherokee Indian elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.”
The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather,
”Which wolf will win?”
The Cherokee elder replied simply ...

”The one you feed.”

1 comment:

  1. I love little stories like this - I have no idea why but there is something about them that speaks to me. Thanks for sharing :)


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