Friday, January 30

animal planet

“There is an old Cherokee story about a grandfather who is teaching his grandson about life. He says to his grandson, ‘A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil; he is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, and superiority. The other is good; he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, generosity, and compassion. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.’

The grandson thinks about this for a minute and then asks his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’

The old Cherokee simply replies, ‘The one we feed.’”

from Zoe Weil’s book "Most Good, Least Harm"

12 comments:

hitch writer said...

very true... lovely pic too !!

Vodka Mom said...

omg I LOVE LOVE LOVE that........

just wonderful.

Bella@That damn expat said...

That's awesome!

phd in yogurtry said...

So true, those wise Cherokees.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love that story. so true. And I have always had a strange affinity with wolves.

Bambi said...

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Maria said...

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Bella@That damn expat said...

I gave you an award:
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Sunny said...

Bambi, Maria thank you for tags. I'll responses soon

Bella, thank you.

Sue - The Purple Pixie said...

Oh aren't they just awesome things?
Have psoted a link to your poetry bash on my blog....just so you know.
Imbolc blessings to you
Sue xxx

Beth said...

One of my favorite stories. I need to share this story more often at work.

Sass said...

I love that...I'm going to try to figure out a way to teach this to my kids...

Thank you!