Two Wolves: A Cherokee Parable

 

An old Cherokee chief was 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, self-doubt, and ego.

“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

“This 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 chief replied, “The one you feed.”

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3 Responses to Two Wolves: A Cherokee Parable

  1. Sabina says:

    Mega!!!! In uporabno! Za kakšen slab preblisk, pa še kaj…
    Imej prijeten in kar se da tvoj vikend!

  2. Rumi says:

    Spet zelo poučen prispevek za vse starše in stare starše pa tudi vzgojitelje predvsem pa bi bil primeren za kakšen šolski učbenik. Ko je otrok majhen je odvisen od staršev – oni ga hranijo tako s hrano kot s čustvi in zgledi. In ko opazujem današnjo mladež ne morem dojeti, da je v teh drobnih teleščkih nakopičenega že toliko nasilja, jeze, zavisti, pohlepa. Malo bolj razumljivo se mi zdi vse skupaj, ko mi nečakinja, ki poučuje na eni od osnovnih šol, potoži o svojem delu. Dogaja se ji, ko otroke skuša pripraviti, da se za svoja nasilna in hudobna dejanja opravičo tistim, ki so jim jih prizadejali, da pridejo k njej starši in jo “nahrulijo”, da uničuje samozavest njihovim otrokom. In če starši mislijo, da bodo vzgojili samozavestnega otroka, če bodo negovali v njem nasilje, jezo, zavist, pohlep, škodeželjnost potem je ta bitka med volkovoma končana v korist prvega volka že v ranih otrokoških letih.
    Uživaj v toplem vikendu.

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