The Two Wolves Story

by Marcus on September 17, 2011

One of my Qigong buddies shared this story with me. I liked it so much I wanted to share it with you.

This is a story about a boy who tells his grandfather that he is feeling very angry and upset. The Grandfather explains to the boy that he too sometimes feels angry, but also he often feels very happy.

The grandfather says to the boy:

“It’s as if there are two wolves battling inside me.

One is very angry, aggressive and acts out of fear. This wolf wants to fight all the time.

The other wolf is happy, playful and only wants to make friends and live in peace.

But the two wolves are constantly battling inside.”

The little boy asks “Which wolf wins?”

And the Grandfather replies “The one I feed”

I don’t know the original source of this story, but it seems to be generally accepted that is Cherokee in origin. If you know otherwise please let me know.

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