27 September 2006

Two Wolves



on one of my artist's communities a fellow artists posted this. i found it to be packed full of wisdom so very simply and straightforward.embracing it both because cherokee is part of my ancestral heritage and the spiritual heritage of america and thus the world.

some of you may have heard it before….and even those who haven't…enjoy and may you find something worth of incorporating into your being… be love.

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Two Wolves

An old Cherokee chief is 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.”

photo found on the internet image search.

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