Tuesday, January 6, 2009

This is what I believe.

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."

3 comments:

KJae said...

First, I kind of like your resolution for a daily post. : )

There's one thought that is so important to me and has been for years... and that is that FAITH and FEAR cannot coexist. If you're feeling one then you're not feeling the other. It's impossible. The way we decide which wolf to feed is to simply choose. It's a conscious decision. Daily, and sometimes hourly, but it's definitely something we can control.

Thanks for this thought, it's a great one!!

Michelle said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Casey said...

I, too, am loving daily blog posts by Marly...almost as good as writing notes back and forth in high school! Not quite as good as talking on the phone every day--but close! :o) This one is fabulous! You ROCK!!!