Native Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves

This was emailed to me and I had to share.

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."

I love old tales like this. What a perfect way to explain life. So simple, but so true. Just as you 'are what you eat', you are the wolf you feed ;)

Have a great week everyone!


Eden Glenn said…
I love this story. I heard it a long time ago. Thanks for posting I needed the reminder.

Eden Glenn
Beacon unpub 2nd place
Danica Avet said…
This is my first time learning about this story, but's very simple and oh so true. Thanks for posting it, Stacey!