Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Wolves ~ A Cherokee Parable

An old Cherokee Chief was teaching his grandson about life...

A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
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, self-doubt and ego.

The other is good ~ he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion and faith.

This 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 Chief simply replied,
The one you feed.”

(Author Unknown)

Merle Baird-Kerr
June 25, 2011

The final article in the series of Native American Indians is:
Reflections of the Sky Nation.
(posting ~  Sunday,  June 26th)

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