Two Wolves – A Cherokee Parable


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.”

Author Unknown

!! Thanks to Jere H. for bringing this my attention. Words worth remembering.

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2 responses to “Two Wolves – A Cherokee Parable

  1. Well, if you try to feed the good wolf, wouldn’t his generosity lead to him sharing with the bad wolf?

    Just asking.

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