Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two Wolves

My sister sent me this in an email. I like it. Thanks, Johnnie.


TWO WOLVES

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

"One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

3 comments:

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Awww. I love it. And so true.

Kelly said...

Ooo! I like that little lesson.

I don't think I've mentioned it but I've been checking out the Cherokee language lessons offered by the user "Tsasuyeda" on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/tsasuyeda

Kalona said...

Thanks, Rosemary. I liked it, too.

Kelly, you hadn't mentioned the language lessons--that is so cool!

There are some language lessons at the Cherokee Nation site. Here's a link to one page. From there you can go to a basic words page, or download an audio lesson.
http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/308/Page/default.aspx