Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Philosophical Today

I am feeling philosophical today. Every once in a while I have to retreat from the reality I see every day and still myself. Sometimes it is with music, sometimes cooking, sometimes just sitting. Today I'll share something that I return to on a pretty regular basis. It is simple but profound and if you take it to heart it will help you face the ugly reality we are seeing on a daily basis.

Two Wolves - A Cherokee Parable

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the 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, self-doubt, and ego.

"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

"This 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 chief simply replied,
"The one you feed."

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