Feeding the ‘Good Wolf’ Inside of Us

You may have heard the parable about the old Cherokee who is 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, and ego.” He went on, “The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.” The grandson considered this and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.” To “feed” a wolf is to bless it with our attention. To give it energy. To allow it to dominate our thoughts and narrative. The evil wolf reflects scarcity thinking—the good wolf reflects an …

Related Post

This website uses cookies.