Self Pity -vs- Empathy

Meridian - 26751
By Meridian - 26751 Latest Reply 2008-12-18 22:15:36 -0600
Started 2008-12-18 13:08:28 -0600

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee 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 Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

10 replies

2008-12-18 22:15:36 -0600 Report

this is great, I passed it on to all of my friends off this site. It's something everyone should see..


GabbyPA 2008-12-18 21:08:13 -0600 Report

That is an incredible analogy. I just love it and as in all things, the choice is ours. Feed the wolf you want to be. So simple, and yet profound. Thank you so very much.

jaclyncrystal 2008-12-18 20:16:55 -0600 Report

wow thanks for the reality check, had read that one long long ago, but it sure applies now in our mutual fights. thank you for posting it. hugs jackie

Alejandro - 18279
Alejandro - 18279 2008-12-18 20:00:19 -0600 Report

I really love how truth privails, the story of the two wolfs gives us a choice, allows one to stop and ponder. In the end we have to make the choice, I don't know about others, but I've had enought of self-pity and way overdue for empathy. It's time I start listening to my body and caring for it. It's never to late to start.

2008-12-18 16:26:06 -0600 Report

I love this. Thank you for posting it. This is a good lesson for all of us.

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