Friday, December 24, 2004

Parable of the Two Inner Wolves

A Cherokee wise man taught his grandson about life:

"A fight is going on inside me, between two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

"The other is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

This same fight is occurring in every other person, too."

The grandson asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

He replied, "The one you feed."

Purina Wolf Chow comes in two varieties: Love feeds the higher wolf, and fear, Love's apparent opposite, feeds the lower. Both, at any rate, feed on thoughts.

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