“A fight is going on inside me,” said the grandfather 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, and ego.” He continued, “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 simply replied, “The one you feed.”
An old Cherokee teaching
I find it interesting, how ice/water is always stronger than fire, yet the fire wolf seems so much more dangerous and fierce. Calmness and goodness are real strengths, anger and destruction will never be able to overcome them. Even if puffed up.