The wise old Cherokee – Two wolves

The wise old Cherokee – Two wolves

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One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that was going on inside him self.

He said, “My boy, the fight is between two wolves.”

That certainly got the boys attention.

“One is evil,” the old man continued. “Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.”

“What of the other, grandfather?” the boy asked.

“The other is good,” he said. “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, “Do we all have such wolves fighting inside us?

“Yes,” replied the wise grandfather

“Then, which wolf wins the fight?”

The old Cherokee simply replies, “The one you feed.”


– What wolf are you feeding? I think it is important to add also that some days may be better than others. Nothing is ever ‘complete’, what I mean by this is (I say this with good intention) that you will most likely never completely eliminate the evil ‘wolf’, we are all human, sometimes negative emotions will spring up from within us. Focus on feeding the good wolf and when the bad wolf arises within you, notice it for what it is and do your best to not act on this emotion. Allowing the good wolfs emotions of peace, love, humility, kindness, generosity and so on to spill out of you will raise your vibration and send out a positive ripple as if you were a drop in a calm lake, effecting people positively and starting a chain of goodness for others to enjoy!

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn