A Cherokee parable:

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.


“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, 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 going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”


The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”



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





5 Comments Add yours

  1. We share the same favorites 🙂


  2. Great parable, and I really like the picture. There is light and darkness within us all.

    I wrote a fable called “The Lying Wolf.” If you would like to read it, I am open to any feedback:


    1. Thank you so much for your comment, I am glad you enjoyed it! I look forward to reading your fable.

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  3. Reblogged this on bodyandsoulnourishmentblog and commented:

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