Saturday, October 29, 2011

Feed the right Wolf

One evening, a very wise, old Indian chief was speaking with his grandson about life, telling him about the internal battle that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, inside all of us exists a constant battle between two wolves. One wolf is very evil. It forces you to deal with anger,envy, jealousy sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and a self centered, destructive ego. The other wolf is good. It helps you to experience joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, faith, self respect, and to develop a giving, constructive ego."

The grandson thought about it for a whole, and asked his grandfather, "which wolf wins?"

The wise, old Indian chief replied, "My son, the one you feed."

Adapted from Martinez, J.

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