Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Feed the right wolf

One day, an old man was sitting relaxed with his grandchildren, teaching them lessons of life.

"A fight is going on inside me" he said to them. "It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority."

"The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too."

The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather:

"Which wolf will win?"

The old man paused for a second, and then replied...

"The one I feed."

May we all have the wisdom to feed the right wolf every moment of our life by our thoughts, words and deeds.