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Two Wolves

September 18, 2009

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One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" 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 joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

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

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2009 7:59 am

    Hi Jennifer, I love wolves so much and went to see a wolf wildlife center while in CO. I posted pictures and wrote about it on my blog, I don’t know if you saw it or not.
    You won my giveaway of the pincushion. Please send my your address so I can get it off to you, congratulations. Char
    cpeterson72@q.com

  2. September 22, 2009 7:36 am

    Jennifer, How true the grandfather is to tell the story of the loyal wolf, only loyal to it’s needs, the solitude animal. Beautiful tapstries.

  3. September 24, 2009 11:27 am

    So true and couldn’t agree more. Very wise man. Like this story. Short but full of meaning.

    Mizpah,
    Li

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