Internal Battle

One evening an old Cherokee 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 about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

“Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee replied simply, “The one you feed.”

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3 thoughts on “Internal Battle

  1. H-m-m… There’s actually a poem associated with that story you tell. It goes like this:

    Two dogs fight within my breast–
    The one is cursed, the other blest.
    The one I love, the one I hate;
    The one I feed will dominate.

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