The Two Wolves Story is a Native American parable passed down from generation to generation. 

It involves a man and his young grandson.  The old man is tells him there are two wolves living within him.

“I have a fight going on in me,” the old man says.  “It’s between two wolves.”

“One is evil – he is anger, greed, arrogance, resentment, lies, superiority, ego, sorrow, regret and false pride.”

The man looks at his grandson and goes on.

“The other embodies positive emotions.  He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth & compassion.”

“Both wolves are fighting to the death.  The same fight is going on inside you and every other person, too.”

The grandson takes a moment to reflect on this.  At last, he looks up at his grandfather and asks, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee gives a simple reply.

“The one you feed.”

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