Two Wolves

Cherokee Wisdom…..


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 simply replied,
"The one you feed."


14 thoughts on “Two Wolves

  1. HI Ramute,I agree, their wisdom is very insightful and all can learn from them,I wish more of their wisdom was shown in USA maybe there would not beso many horrors here as seen in the news this week.LoveFatimah

  2. HI Sarah,I got your message I am sorry about the news 😦 I hope things get better soon. thanks for feeling this post and the musicLoveFati

  3. Thank you Tristan,I am happy to see you again and I do hopeyou are doing well.Please take care and keep intouch when you canLoveMom

  4. HI Voyage,Thank you for seeing the wisdom in the way of the Native Americans and how much they do honor the wolf.You are welcome and I thank you for your visit and commment to me :)Fatimah

  5. Real nice and very wise. The way that old indian uses wolf as symbol are very accurate to the image that wolf carries. ^_^ thanks for the post and the song.

  6. Once again Zenya, I love you,A most wonderful poem … vignette or whatever one calls it. I don't think the idea behgind the words could have been put more eloquently , more directly than whosoever wrote this vignette could have. You talk of dreams. Let me talk of reality… During the last few days I have been telling my students ( and my dear daughter Manasa, just entered her teens) something similar. My exact words were " There is an angel and what many call as a Devil inside each one of us. So long as we can keep the devil shut up inside a cage and once in a while just say 'Hai' to him across the bars AND allow the angel to wake up, come out , dance, and get her back within… dear, you are born over and over again- full of life." Your postis much more succint and 'reaching out' . Can I quote this to my students and possibly the same feather?with Love — born of respect to you and humanity ( please read my mail to one of your archives sent a few minutes before ..) RKK

  7. HI RKK,Yes you would honor me if you did use these words and I feel your students will gainso much insight as well.Thank you for always sharing with me and those who read this blog and also those who gain from you as well.Always,Fatimah

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