There is a story of two wolves, believed by many to be an old Cherokee legend, others believe it to be of Nordic origin. We don’t know for certain of its actual origins, as many cultures around the world have similar legends of old. At any rate, we love the story, and it goes something like this:

An old man is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a continuous struggle and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he 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 boy thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old man simply replied, “The one you feed.”