posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 03:54 PM
I remember when I first encountered this parable many years ago. When running across it again recently, it struck a chord with me yet again.
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."
Simple wisdom - as much profound wisdom often is. Yet we oft forget, believing that we await the "right" circumstances to come along first. Familar
mindset? If only we had the right income, the right home, the right partner, the right health, the right external circumstances, the right situation,
the right "things," THEN we could be happy, joyful, loving, compassionate. This is a grievous error, but one so often made in our times.
We must cultivate, feed that which we wish to grow. This is as true of our emotions as it is of anything else. In these most challenging and
transitional times we live in, it very well may make THE difference in the world in which we find ourselves.
edit on 3/19/2012 by Open2Truth because: grammar malfunction