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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!


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