An old Cherokee Indian chief was teaching his grandson about life. The boy had just quarreled with a friend and was feeling resentful.
“So you had a fight! It too have a fight going on inside me, all the time, in fact” the old man began.
“It is a fight between two wolves. One is evil, full of anger, greed, envy, resentment, guilt, regret, sorrow, self-pity, false pride and ego.
The other is good and lives in harmony with all. He fights only for the right cause. Otherwise, he is full of joy, peace, love, humility, kindness, generosity, compassion, truth, hope and faith.”
After a pause, the old man said: “This same fight is going on inside of you, grandson…and inside of every other person on the face of this Earth.”
The boy pondered over this for a moment and then asked, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?”
The old man smiled: “The one you feed.”
And so, it all boils down to a matter of choice. What we chose to think about and dwell upon will seize our day.
Feeding the right wolf is a habit. Doing it every day makes the wolf a part of us — it will manifest in every impulse, it will shape our character, it will run our life.
So the question to put to oneself every day: ‘Which wolf are you feeding today?’