Friday, June 16, 2006

The Wolf You Feed

One evening a wise old man 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 man simply replied, "The one you feed."

1 comment:

Bill said...

Holy hell.

that's good.

The sad thing is? Sometimes the Evil wolf is the one you need, to fight against other Evil Wolves in the outside world.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson