Monday, July 26, 2010

Beware which wolf you feed

I clipped this out of the newspaper several years ago and have it hanging on the side of my fridge.

As the legend goes, 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 for a moment and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

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

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