The two wolves inside each of us

The Cherokee tell of a young boy who is brought before the council of elders for his aggressive behavior. One of the wisest of the elders takes the boy aside and shares with him this bit of wisdom:

“I am not surprised that you are so aggressive. You see, each of us has, in his own soul, two wolves. One of these wolves is good, the other evil. They are both of equal strength and are locked in a violent battle to the death!”

The young boy thinks about this for a second then asks, “If this is true, and both wolves are of equal strength, which one wins?”

The old man smiles, puts his arm around the boy, and tells him, “The wolf that wins is the wolf you feed!”


Lessons from this story:

  • We can not control what happens to us, but we can control how we react.
  • Be mindful of your thoughts and the habits you develop, they work on the compound concept. What you think and what you do on a daily basis is the basis for your future.

Are there any lessons I missed from this story? Please let me know in the comment section.

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