A Native elder tells his grandchild that there is a fight that goes on within us from day to day. It is a fight between two wolves.
"One wolf is evil and ugly:
He is anger, envy, war, greed, self-pity, sorrow, regret, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, selfishness and arrogance.
The other wolf is beautiful and good:
He is friendly, joyful, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, justice, fairness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, gratitude, and deep VISION.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other human as well."
The grandchild paused in deep reflection because of what his grandfather had just said. Then he finally cried out; "Oh Grandfather, which wolf will win?"
The Grandfather replied,
"The wolf who wins is the wolf you feed."