A young boy was looking for advice about life and came to his grandfather, an old Cherokee.
“Each one of us has two wolves inside us,” he said to the boy.
“One is evil – he is always angry at everyone around him and feels envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, and false pride”
He continued, “The other wolf is good, he is in harmony and feels joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
There is a constant fight going on between those two wolves. And its often hard to live with this fight as each wolf tries to dominate our spirits”
This fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee smiled and replied, “The one you feed.”