The Battle Between Good and Evil Within Each of Us

 

This parable has been a very helpful resource for myself and many of my transformational coaching clients.  It really sheds light on the motive behind the choices I make.  

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside of me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.  One is evil - his is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."  He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.  The 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 Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

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