An old Navajo and his grandson went walking in the woods. The Navajo spoke to his grandson, teaching him of the plants to eat and the plants to avoid, teaching him how to read the story written in the dusty earth by the paw tracks of animals. When the old man saw that two wolves had traveled across their path, he knelt at the tracks and turned to his grandson to teach him of his spirit.
“Grandson, there are two wolves in your heart fighting for your attention. One wolf is snarling with rage, the other is howling in harmony with the moon and all living things. As you grow up the fight will grow stronger between these two wolves.”
“Which wolf will win?” The boy asked his Grandfather.
“The one you feed.”
I’ve seen this story a few times in my life and came across it again today. It’s a great reminder that each of us control the biggest decisions in life:
Help or Hinder
Build or Destroy
Admire or Envy
Harmonize or Rage
Listen or Ignore
Care or Neglect
Love or Hate
Which wolf are you feeding?
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