Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cherokee Wisdom

Got this in an email...thought it was profound. Let me know what you think.
One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about the 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 about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."  (photo courtesy of

Sending happy birthday wishes to my beautiful daughter, Christine!!  You have brightened my life more than I can express in words.  I thank God for the experience and honor of being your mother.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mom! :)

I love that Cherokee story, too.

Laura said...

Ah.... a great story... how true it is.

bill said...

Makes sense to me. But, why is it too often difficult to keep it that simple? Is there something else at work? How can we etch on our brains and hearts "the way"?

Wish there as many answers as there are questions.

Leanne said...

Wow . . . that's a good one PK. I had never heard it before - but makes complete and total sense. "The one you feed", huh? Such a fantastic reminder for me right now. Thank you so much for this post! (Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!!! Let us ponder more great thoughts like this at that time!!!)