liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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Cherokee Wisdom

A Cherokee Indian elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.”

The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather,

”Which wolf will win?”

The Cherokee elder replied simply,

”The one you feed.”
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