Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Story of Two Wolves

I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story, but when I started this blog back in the 70’s (or whenever it was), I really didn’t want to take the chance that anyone would know it was actually me blogging.

Why? Well, if they knew if was me, they might figure out that I was overweight.

I know… I give people too much credit.

Anyway, I decided to blog as a Native American named Two Wolves because I found this little tale very apt to my predicament:

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…

This is what he said to them:

“A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One wolf is evil — he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

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 simply replied: “The one you feed”.

I still think it’s a nice message and oh-so-relevant to my current situation.

But in the end, I’m glad I decided to blog under my real name. ;)

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