Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Wolves inside you

I saw this yesterday and thought how perfect to go along with my nature vs nuture reference I posted about yesterday.

The wolves inside you

An elder 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 represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other stands for 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", he added.
The Grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied... "The one you feed."


  1. Never has a story like that brought me to my knees to quickly. Thank you - is it ok if I borrow it?

  2. What I want to know is which one causes the least weight gain if you feed it? LOL.

    Seriously, what a beautiful reminder of the potential that lies within in all of us and that the power to nurture the "good" is a choice.

    p.s. I left a similar comment earlier, but it didn't show up. Hope this doesn't double post.

  3. Hey Katy - breaking my scale habit. You see - I used to step on it at least 3 times a day, and I always wrote down my first weight of the day. But I was really shooting for a number and every time I got close, I'd binge. One day, I decided to have the scale hidden from me. The first week was the absolute hardest... Once I survived that, I've felt better.

    Out of sight, out of mind (kinda). lmao You can break the habit. Decide and do! :)

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