Monday, 21 March 2011

Useful advice: Don't feed the bad wolf

If you thought there were no wolves at your table, think again. 

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An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”

The Elder simply replied, 
“The one you feed.”




6 comments:

Jenni said...

Wise words...

Astrid said...

does the bad wolf often wear sheep's clothing, I wonder? lovely and very useful idea.

p.s. love the idea of wolves at the table! we'll have to invite tilly's wolfie to have dinner with us tonight.

aracne said...

I have been feeding the evil wolf today, not a good idea.
Thank you for this lovely story.

RainCityGirl said...

I love this. Great words to think about.

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Toughie said...

I love your blog! I borrowed this, and linked back to you; I think more people need to read it.
Hope you're only feeding the good wolf :D
Trudy

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