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Friday
May302008

The Story of the Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a debate that goes on inside people. He said, ”My son, the battle between two wolves is inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."

“The other is good. It is humility, love, kindness, truth, compassion, faith, empathy, generosity, benevelonce, and serenity.”

The grandson thought about this for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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Reader Comments (1)

Thank you for the story of the two wolves. I have understood about the importance of starving negative thoughts and feeding thoughts though I haven't thought of them as two wolves. You have changed the way that I will think of this concept for ever. Fantastic! I love it.

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