A Native American Short Story About Two Wolves

An old Indian Cherokee chief used a fable of two wolves to teach his grandson about life.

shutterstock_210050137He began, “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.”

While the other, he said, “is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

According to the Indian chief, this internal struggle is not experienced by the few, but rather, is an inner battle fought by every person on this earth, “The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson asked, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?”

Wisely, the old chief smiled and replied, “The one you feed.”

A wise chief and a great lesson. Our minds are often swamped with thoughts often bad and good. Choose which ones you let define you. Keep it positive as far as possible. Embrace the negative but keep things light and keep things moving toward the greater good.

This might help. Train your monkey mind 😀


Have a great week all!

Happy Monday 😀


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