Cherokee Wisdom

by Starperson on January 6th, 2014

An old Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A battle is raging inside me ... it is a terrible fight between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The old man fixed the children with a firm stare. "This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee replied: "The one you feed."

A Cherokee Parable

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4 Comments

bluesbaby5050: Thank's Star!

That's exactly Right! " THE ONE YOU FEED! "

Quinton: Awesome parable Star, thanks

Awesome parable Star, thanks for sharing :)

Tarheel: Spankin post, Star

We have similar wavelengths.
Over the weekend, I was thinking of this one (below) and I modified it ...

Old adage-"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference."

My addendum would include (in some better verbage)- "Kod, grant me the eyes to see the beauty of that which doesn't need changing". Perhaps that meaning lies in the serenity portion of the old adage.

Great post, Star.

bluesbaby5050: This Old Adage is also the SAME one used as the .............

As the " Special Prayer " that people use in the the AA Meetings by people that have Addictions to Alcohol, and Drugs, and Gambling. ( ANY ADDICTION) It is a Universal Prayer used by millions of people around the globe. (Used in the 12 STEP Program in this case).

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