Mar 20

Which Do You Feed?

Two Wolves – A Cherokee Parable

Author Unknown

An old Cherokee chief was 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, self-doubt, and ego.

“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”

The old chief simply replied,
“The one you feed.”

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  1. Julie

    Such a beautiful tale… It explains one of the most important basic questions of the philosophy, this ambivalence in the human personality.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Julie,

      I think one of the main reasons we incarnate to this dimension is to experience that duality within us.
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  2. Justin Mazza

    Brilliant Todd, and so very true!
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Justin,

      I stumbled across this parable and couldn’t resist posting it, just felt like something that needed to be passed on. Go Broncos/Manning!!
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  3. Pete Goumas

    Hi Todd,
    In this beautiful tale you well focused on human psychology. It is upto you to whome you feed.
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  4. Julie | A Clear Sign


    Love it :)
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks Julie.
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  5. Joyce

    Loved this post.


  6. Nancy37

    What a love wolf, this is the sweet affection I ever seen..


  7. Angel Reyes

    That’s a great story! Well in my own opinion, I rather look for some grass to feed than to eat some meat.
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  8. Born25

    I love the philosophy of life shows at the image above, that humanity is more often like to feed of what others do…


  9. Catwoman

    I really like this analogy, just like the jing and jang in the oriental culture.
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  10. Kimberly

    Todd … This thought provoking short parable sums up the constant battle inside us all… The fight between good and evil in its most primitive state. Very well done …
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  11. Syeda Mehwish

    Hey Todd.I gonna share this post on my facebook timeline:)
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  12. Charmaine

    The best thing that you can do is to let it go in one ear and out the other, just like any other parenting advice that you get. Everybody thinks that they are better at raising your kids than you are. This is a fact that parents just have to face and accept. Unfortunately, these other people are wrong, because nobody knows your exact situation.


  13. Anna

    Such a beautiful and inspiring story! I really like the old indian stories, there are so much useful consequences on there.
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