Sunday, January 07, 2007

Wisdom

I really had to reprint this one. Found at Kathy's place .

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 "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."

6 comments:

Peter said...

The move did ya good Davo, that's a damn fine post.

Davo said...

Reader pressure, Peter .. READER pressure.

Can now, at least, organise the chaos into something selectively comprehensible .. but only fer the readers, Peter.

Posts on Wombat's Waffles will continue to be somewhat chaotic.

Kathy said...

I'm glad you liked it. It makes me happy to see that others like me enjoy Wisdom from the Native Americans. :)

Davo said...

Anglicised Wisdom from ancient tribes, uncontaminated by Roman cynicism - is always welcome, Kathy.

Link said...

Beautifully simple and stunningly complex.

Marcus said...

The battle rages on!