One evening an old Cherokee Indian 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.”
How true… I honestly do feel like a battle field inside sometimes.
We are all good and bad, sad and happy, grass and soft-spoken, but something inside us makes us more one or the other depending on the time of the day, the occasion and the amount of stress we may be battling with.
There are many insignificant rules and regulations in this world that we feel we MUST obey to for fear of a ticket or prison, or simply for fear of judgment, but really the ONLY, very important rules are the ones we make ourselves respect for our own self-growth and self-realization. We create these rules, we modify them, we manipulate them when we should not, we also become too strict in respecting them sometimes, but in the end they are there to helps us out refraining from wearing a mask to cover-up our flaws, defects, mistakes, which only annihilates our true self making the “evil wolf” come out to hunt us with a whole lot of self-judgment.