Parable: Two Wolves

 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."





(note by the Artist: With this parable especially I find myself with different viewpoints. I mean, I think it is important to function in society and to care for one's inner being with as much grace as possible. However, two wolves exist, and i think the bigger question is how to know both wolves, rather than which one to feed).