Friday, June 25, 2010

Two Wolves -- A Cherokee Parable

An old Cherokee chief was 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, self-doubt, and ego.

"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

"This 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 chief simply replied,

"The one you feed."

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful rendition in your artwork. I was just about to post this parable and was looking for a wolf picture when I came across your site in my google search along with a number of others. Seems that there are many great pictures of this legend. I hope you don't mind: I have now referred people to your site because I think your picture is elegant. I assume you drew it yourself.