FLIP SIMMONS: The Wolves Within

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Wolves Within

A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: "A fight is going on inside me," he said,

"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, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The 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 Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

love this!!! thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

PS that photos is so cuute!