“The one you feed …”

With all the polarization and animosity prevalent in today’s society. Maybe we should start with thinking about where it all comes from.


Image by Jim Brandenburg

An elderly Cherokee Native American 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 is evil — he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

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

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

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied: “The one you feed.”

Kind of says it all.


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5 thoughts on ““The one you feed …”

  1. It does say it all! It’s the kind of inner war that goes on during whatever it is that we do. It’s one huge challenge that unites us all for we all (or almost all) share it. Thanks for sharing it, Clay!

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