Saturday, March 27, 2010

KEEP FEEDING THE GOOD

I'm sure you've heard this story before, it is one of my favorites and quite thought-provoking:

There is a story of an old Cherokee man who told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
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 thought for a moment and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." 

7 comments:

Lindsay Logic said...

I love this!

Epitome of Sweetness said...

I love this too!

Delirious said...

Great story!

That reminds me of a story in the book "The eye of the dragon" by Stephen King. I need to go back and reread it though...can't remember the details.

Nene said...

I loved "The Eye of the Dragon". I need to read it again.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I've read this before but it was really good to read it again. Thanks for posting it.

Amber said...

so true!

Delirious said...

Tell your husband happy belated birthday from us!