I love nature. There is so much in nature to be fascinated by and wolves are a prime example. I feel they often get misrepresented as blood thirsty, wild and ruthless creatures but the truth is they are far from that.
I always appreciate wisdom shared via quotes, stories, poems or proverbs, so I really liked this story my cousin shared which is a Cherokee Story. Its well known, but I only discovered it this year:-)
One evening an Old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said:-
My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-petty, 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.”
Native American Cherokee Story