Two Wolves – Unknown Author

Two Wolves

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.

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24 replies

  1. This is an incredible story. I found it on a meme a while back but it was a shorter version, didn’t do this story the justice it deserves. (Hello Bella, I haven’t visited for awhile, I apologize.) I think I have decided which wolf to feed, finally… ~Kim

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  2. There is no denying the message or the logic of this story. As you sow, so shall you reap. No matter the religion or the context, it is as true as the sun coming up in the morning.k

    Thanks for this.


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