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The Legend of Two Wolves —Which One Will You Feed?

“There is a battle of two wolves inside us. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.

The wolf that wins is the one your feed.

Native American Proverb, Cherokee.

For centuries, they have passed one story down from generation to generation, capturing the hearts and minds of listeners. Even today, this enchanting tale still holds sway, captivating and inspiring people from all walks of life. It’s a testament to the timeless power of storytelling and a reminder that they genuinely destine some stories to endure.

The Native Americans have a story about two wolves living inside each of us. One wolf is full of love and compassion; the other is full of anger, fear, and greed.

These two wolves are fighting for dominance within us—and it’s up to us to decide which one we will feed daily.

From the mouths of our forebears to our own, we cling to its truth and wisdom, knowing its message to be eternal. Its meaning remains unchanged, a beacon of hope.

The Legend of Two Wolves speaks to something fundamental about human nature—our capacity for both good and evil. We all have the potential to bring great kindness into the world or inflict pain upon others.

It’s up to us to make conscious daily choices that will determine our life’s direction. Turning back toward goodness and light will become more challenging if we choose the negative path.

We must remember that neither wolf is good nor bad; they represent two sides of ourselves constantly vying for control. It’s easy to give in to darkness when life gets tough, but we remember there is another way out of difficult situations—take a step back and look at them from a different lens.

Embracing the positive wolf within us can unleash a world of possibilities. We pave the way for transformation—when we feed the good instead of the bad.

Choosing positivity doesn’t just benefit us; it also has a ripple effect on those in our lives. It’s time to let go of negativity and step into a brighter future where we thrive and inspire others to do the same.

Video Credit: Marty Morgan, Narrator

Final thought: The Legend of Two Wolves is like a timeless treasure chest of wisdom waiting to be unlocked. It teaches us that no matter our trials, we always have power and agency over our choices.

We can embrace positivity or negativity, spread love or fear, and cultivate compassion or aggression—the choice is always ours alone!

When faced with tough decisions throughout life, don’t forget to ask yourself which wolf you are feeding—your answer may surprise you!

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