Native American Wisdom

An old Cherokee is teaching hisgrandson 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.

The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, andfaith.

This same fight is going on inside you – and inside everyother person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute andthen asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokeesimply replied, "The one you feed."

via eMail 7 February,2003