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The Duel of Duality – Two Wolves, A Native American Interpretation

I often write about fear and love, the Ego and real self, in attempt to bring to thought the duel of the duality that most human beings face. A very dear friend of mine directed my attention to the following Native American Interpretation. I think that it is dead on in many respects. However, I will spend time in future blogs defining how to move past the duel. But for now… Thanks Elva!

TWO WOLVES One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

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

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”



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