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?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
I look to this story often as I journey into my tomorrow’s and I find it fascinating how true the lesson is. We are a complicated sort of being and I find it curious how we complicate our lives and the lives of others by actions we know will cause chaos.
This life we have been given comes with an enormous responsibility to do what is right and good. We have grown into a terribly self-righteous bunch of “It’s not my fault” fools who think our actions have no repercussions. We all need to remember here just exactly what is at stake and act as though the eyes of children are focused on our life’s journey at all times. We learn by example, we pattern our lives by those we admire and reap the rewards of those actions for eternity.
Maybe becoming a Grandfather has sharpened my awareness of our worlds direction or maybe the want of God’s intent is ripening in my soul, I’m not sure if maybe it’s not both. But the time is now for me and I need peace and calm of a time when the beauty of our world outshines the turmoil we have brought upon ourselves.
Be filled with the knowledge that you are the answer to our children’s tomorrow and feed the wolf you want them to inherit for all the world to be.