"There is a story told of an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life. 'A fight is going on inside me,' he said to the little boy.
'It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.'
He continued, 'The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you--and inside every other person too.'
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, 'Which wolf will win?'
The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'"
(Taken from Elder Shayne M. Bowen's article, "Agency and Accountability", The New Era September 2012)
courage for the week 8.20.17
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