The One You Feed

by Brian Zahn

There’s a story about an old Cherokee who one evening 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, 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.