• Héctor A. Venegas

The story of the two wolves



I came across a native American parable from the Cherokees, I had already heard long time ago.


It totally resonated with me as I just gave a webinar about turning negative into positive self-talk the other day. We had an inspiring chat with the attendees afterwards, about what causes negativity, fear and anger and how to change it.


The parable is the old story about the two wolves. It goes like this:


An old Cherokee is 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, 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.”


Don't feed your bad wolf, feed the good one!


Try it! You will see how it works!


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