A Cherokee Legend
An old Cherokee is 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, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The 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 Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
I came across this story in something I was reading and it is a Native Indian story. Truly, beautiful, simple, powerful and frankly it is a statement that I feel stands firm – It can’t be debated what you feed wins. Our thoughts create our life. Our life is a thought a way. What you think is your choice, not an automatic response. I am the master of myself – am I not? Am I not?
Acknowledgement to whom ever shared this story, it is still applicable today. Truly, beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by to read.