The One You Feed



An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… 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, Grandfather?” The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”

I don’t know who originated this text but it’s quite a simple life lesson – your greatest triumph can come from feeding the good in your life.  Focus your energy, time and thoughts on those things, and your life experience will drastically improve.

Think on that for today.

I hear a hungry wolf howling… question is: which one is it?!





About Makie ↞ Maker of Indie/Folk Music & Art. Lover of horses, farm & natural living. Earth child here @NativeGypsies. Living the SoCal Beach-Life & Midwest Farm-Life. ↠ Meet MakieStories by Makie

3 comments on “The One You Feed

  1. Brianna
    November 30, 2014 at 1:22 am

    A beautiful analogy.

  2. Makenzie
    November 30, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I’m glad you both like it!

  3. vicki
    November 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    thank you, makie! reading that made my heart feel good…

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