Which wolf will win? The one you feed. – Cherokee Wisdom
the story of the 2 wolves
I came across this story again lately, you’ve probably read it before:
A Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, and lies. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith, and truth.
This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.” The children thought about it for a minute. Then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The Cherokee elder replied… “The one you feed.”
We exercise a choice with each thought. When we’re not thinking, or when tired, vengeful or irritated we tend to feed our darker side. When we choose the way of goodness, faith, humility, love and kindness we support that which upholds the entire universe, the Truth.
Question: What choice do I tend towards?
Daily Affirmation: Today I feed the goodness inside me.
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers