In this parable, an old Cherokee tells his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all of us. He says, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson asks, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee replies, “The one you feed.”
This parable illustrates how our thoughts have the power to either purify or pollute our minds and hearts. When we feed the negative thoughts and emotions, they grow stronger and can bring us down.
On the other hand, when we cultivate positive thoughts and emotions, they become a source of strength and nourishment for us. It is important to be mindful of the thoughts we allow to take root in our minds, as they can shape our actions and ultimately our lives. By choosing to feed the good wolf and nourish positive thoughts, we can create a more peaceful and fulfilling life for ourselves and those around us. On the other hand, if we allow negative thoughts and emotions to dominate, they can bring us down and create conflict and suffering. The choice is ours, and we have the power to decide which wolf we will feed