A Native American elder was teaching his grandson about life.
He said, “A fight sometimes goes on inside me between two wolves. One represents evil: he is envy, greed, arrogance, guilt and ego. The other is about good: he is love, joy, peace, humility, kindness, and generosity. The same fight will sometimes go on inside you, and in others.”
“Which one will win,” asked the boy. The elder replied, “The one you feed.”
-traditional Native American story
NOTE: I heard this same story told by a writing conference speaker and recently read it in a book I purchased over the weekend, “Soul Sailing: How Life-Stories Can Transform the Voyage,” by Jay F. Littell, Ph. D.
I’m thinking there’s a message in here somewhere for me. Take notice: Teresa, of which wolf I feed!