An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...it is a terrible fight and it is like a fight to death between two wolves.(Author unknown) Posted by James at January 28, 2004 12:50 PM
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other represents joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every person, too."
The granchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."