A Cherokee Lesson
An elder Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside of 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, hate, and ego.
The other wolf represents joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, truth, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person.”
The grandchildren thought about this quietly. After a few moments of silent reflection one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”