Life-Changing Lesson Lasts Forever

The Tale of Two Wolves: 10 Seconds to Read, But the Life-Changing Lesson Lasts Forever


Before we start, you should know that The Tale of Two Wolves is a Cherokee Indian legend and it illustrates the most important battle of our lives – the battle between our good and bad thoughts. This is how the story goes – just sit back and enjoy:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. He says: “A fight is going on inside me. 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.

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 replied: “The one you feed.”

Yes, you should remember  that our negative thoughts can create anxiety, anger, resentment, jealousy—an array of emotions. Negative thinking is normal. But, unfortunately, if this way of thinking becomes incessant, it can lead to depression and self-destructive behavior like addictions, derailing us from what we want most in life.

This will “consume” your energy, erodes your self-confidence and can put you in a bad mood. Yes, you’ll feel depressed. And, I also think that many people would agree that our thoughts come and go so quickly that it’s seems impossible to notice them, but with awareness and an attitude of self-compassion, we can redirect our negative thoughts to more positive ones.

And, one last thing – our thoughts can be our own worst enemy – if we let them. So, ladies and gentlemen, next time you have a negative thought, catch it and ask yourself, “What is this thought doing for me?” And, trust me –  you will find that the answer is that all they are doing is disempowering you.

You can immediately feel more empowered by focusing on something good in your life and cultivate the practice of gratitude. And remember – this battle can be won because we have the power of choice! Thank you for your time and don’t hesitate to share this article with your friends and family. Thank you and feed the good wolf.


10 thoughts on “Life-Changing Lesson Lasts Forever

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  2. Thanks, dear Manuela 🙂

    Nice story 🙂
    Yes, it is our soul that gives food to the mind, but often our mind abuses it…

    Have a great time, dear friend

    1. Our mind abuses if we will let it to. The choice is ours. I am aware it is not an easy process, but it can be done.
      A great time to you, too. 🙂

      1. Dear Manuela

        The discovery of our mind, how it really functions with all its tentacles, is a life-long process. To certain points of development we are not even aware of it how it plays with us, until we have learnt it, it means that the abuse of the mind can be very sublime, very very fine and the more we develop the more we discover how it works. The heavy features we can easily notice that is right, but the more sublime tricks of the mind we cannot see so easily, it requires our own development – that is why it is a life-long process and this kind of discovering in ourselves is called: “Man know thyself” – in fact, if most of the people of this world would have already discovered all kind of abuses of the mind we would see a different would – but the result is what we see exactly in the world: mind controls us, most of us, but it should be the soul that should be the master not the mind. Mind is a bad master but it can be a good servant. Mind is like a wild fire that is hard to tame. If I go inside myself I feel that there is a battlefield, a fight between positive and negative power and often this mind comes tip toe, like a thieve in the night and tries to steel away the food meant for the soul…

        Thank you, dear Manuela 🙂
        Have a great time

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