I want to share a story that I use with the incarcerated women I teach. It applies to all of us, particularly during these dark times.
One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about the battle that goes on everyday deep inside the gut of people, the battle that ultimately decides your destiny, the way you feel, the way you act, the way you think and the way in which you live your life.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves.”
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, fear, greed, meanness, arrogance, jealousy, resentment, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, truth, compassion, generosity and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins the battle?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”