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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Two wolves

While reading the following story on CyberCelt's weblog, I knew I had seen it before. Google helped me find this Cherokee wisdom on lots of sites and blogs. Still, I'd like to share it here too.


One evening an old Cherokee chief 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, service 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."

8 comments:

  1. Hi Tink! I have seen you on some kitty blogs that I visit. :) I love your little kitty next to the pentagram. :) My name is Lorianna and I'm a bit shy, but I noticed we have lots in common. My Great Grandmother was Cherokee. (on my father's side)
    My Mother's parents were Scottish and Irish. I have 3 kitties and I'm a solitary too. I have a Bast statue with candles lit for kitties in need also.
    Nice to meet you.
    Blessings and Hugs to you and your kitties,
    Lorianna

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  2. How simple and yet so profound.Wonderful post...and I also love the image of the wolves, They are always awesome :)

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  3. That is my hubby fave story.

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  4. What a great story! I am going to share this with my kids (btw, my 11 yr old daughter adores wolves...shewill esp. love your post and picture!)

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  5. I love this story. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. Meow Tink! Nice to see you again...life does get busy! This is a great wisdom of the Cherokee we should all follow.
    conCATulations on your country winning the game against Italy! YEAH!!!
    I see my dear friend Lorianna is here to visit you too. She is a very sweet special lady and I love her dearly. She has 3 fun beautiful kitties.
    Love Miss Peach

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  7. I just love this story. I have to print it and post it somewhere at my desk as a reminder.

    Thank you Tink for sharing it

    Blessings

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