Friday, June 18, 2010

The Teacher...

An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth and compassion.
This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too."
They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one I feed."

Have a nice day...


  1. Beautiful, but it is not always easy to feed the wolf that makes us happy ...

  2. I like this wise and instructive story. It is short but clear. Lots of books and photos in the photo you posted. Lots of beautiful memories, I would say!
    It made me happy your comment on my blog. I like it very much. You always know how to express yourself. Thank you very much for that and for your visiting. :-)
    Have a nice weekend!

  3. Dear Laura,thank you, yes I would say so...and it so nice for me to quickly have a look at your culinary expertise and wonderful ways of entertaining.

    Dear Meda,thank you, it is always a pleasure to see your photographic skills, as your work is always very beautiful and extraordinary.

  4. That's a great and wise story, Titiana. I love those thoughts of idigenous peoples all over the world. One of the Aboriginal guides in Australia is such a wise man. His tour is called the Guurbi tour and is said to be one of the best in Queensland. He is a member of the Guugu Yimidrr tribe, very proud of his language too.

  5. What you said about the windmills is true. We have a lot of modern windmills nowadays. They are not beautiful, but very useful. I have solar panels on my roof to try to diminish
    pollution a bit.

  6. Thank you Wil, I like it that we have now many places with Aboriginal names like it should be!
    Yes it is good to use wind and sun as power supply.

  7. A great reminder of the choices we have in life.

  8. What a great story! It reduces our daily decisions down to two, so succinctly. I think I can remember that... which wolf will I feed?

  9. Nice story. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  10. That is a fabulous analogy. The native Americans were know for their unusual way of comparing wildlife to human emotions and actions. Often the wolf held the revered or heroic side of a story, and the coyote was the trickster or mischief maker.

    I love the statement at the end. "Which ever one I feed." Too true!

  11. April
    AniaEric, thank you all for your visit. Enjoyed reading your comments.

  12. Excellent story and oh how true!

  13. Das ist eine weise Geschichte, irgendwann habe ich sie schon einmal gehört, wenn ich sie auf Deutsch finde, werde ich sie auch in meinem Blog bringen oder ich kann ja versuchen sie zu übersetzen *zwinker*.
    Liebe Grüsse

  14. Ich mag diese schöne Geschichte...I like this storry.

    Greetings from Germany