Wolves Inside Us

The ONE secret – EVERYTHING outside is inside. “Good” – “bad”. I say treat both those impostors the same. If it weren’t for the “bad” how would we know to change our direction to something more fulfilling? It can’t help but be “good” to be warned when you are on the wrong track. And if you ignore it, those around you may set their own course differently. Many could be helped in that way! Still, I think this is one of the best stories ever, to highlight the importance of what we focus on. Can’t hurt to re-read occasionally.

An elderly Cherokee 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 between two wolves.’ ‘One wolf is evil… he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. The other is good… he is joy, peace, love hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same fight is going on inside you and every other person, too. They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.

2 thoughts on “Wolves Inside Us

  1. Great story and wonderful insight, Trish. And a great one for today, especially. When I say “trick or treat” with my little boy tonight, I think I will remember this one!

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