Friday, September 7, 2012

The Wolf You Feed

An elder Native American 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."

He added:

"This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too"

The Grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather:


"Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied... 


"The one you feed."

2 comments:

  1. My husband is in recovery...I like this. I am going to pass it on to him. Thanks for sharing and for your amazing courage. Keep fighting the good fight.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I really think it can apply to any one of us in a number of situations:-)

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Ezekiel 34:11-12,16

"For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick"