Spirited Lady Retreat

The Two Wolves

The Two Wolves

One evening sitting around the fire, the grandson of an old and wise chief asked his grandfather, "Why is life so unhappy Grandad?"

His grandfather thought for a moment, and then asked, "Can you hear the wolves howling in the distance?"

"Yes I can Grandad," replied the boy.

"Have you noticed how some of the wolves are angry and aggressive and some are gentle and friendly?"

"Yes I have Grandad," replied the boy, "I like the baby wolf with the stripes who follows me when I go hunting."

"Well, we have two wolves inside us also," replied his grandfather.

"One leads us to misery and unhappiness.

It sows seeds of anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority and lies.

The other leads us to happiness.

It sows the seeds of joy, peace, love, hope, kindness, generosity and compassion."

The grandson was quiet for a while and then asked: "Which wolf wins Grandad?"

"The one you feed," the old chief replied.

- Author Anon

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