Wolves Inside our Minds

You might have heard of this parable. An old interesting parable
with valuable lesson.
two wolves inside our minds cartoon
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." ~author unknown 

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable ~if anything is excellent or praiseworthy ~think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8

5 comments:

James said...

Lord help me feed the good wolf!

Ric / Life N Canvas said...

Yes, O God, help us feed the better wolf!

Hazel said...

great post we could all learn from! :)

Ric / Life N Canvas said...

Yes, Hazel, we need to to feed the good wolf each day and let it win the day! I just visited your site earlier and left a comment! Thanks!

Andy David said...

Dear Ric,
Great picture and story. I think you are right...there is a wolf in all of us (smile). Thanks for sharing.