Some years ago I heard of a parable told by an old Cherokee chief who was trying to teach his grandson this principle. 'A fight is going on inside me,' he said to the boy. 'It is a terrible fight at times, and the fight 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, jealousy, 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 of you—and inside every other person too.'Why do I get the feeling that when one wolf dies, so will you?
The grandson thought about what his grandfather had said to him for a minute and then asked, 'Grandfather, which wolf will win?'
The old chief simply replied, 'The one you feed.'
Thursday, September 25, 2008
"Which wolf will win?"
Another quote by Robert H. Todd: