May 14, 2009

Cherokee Wisdom something we all need....

I have loved this story since my father told it to me as a child. And in light of the negativity online recently, I felt it a good time to share it. Some of you may have heard it before, even still it is a nice reminder.~~~Namaste~~~~~~~~~~~

An old Cherokee Indian was teaching his grandchildren about life. So he said to them,
"A battle is raging inside me...it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is full of hatred, anger, jealousy, fear, deceit, hostility, false pride, resentment, self-pity, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is full of love, compassion, empathy, joy, forgiveness, acceptance, kindness, generosity, and faith."
The old wise Indian fixed the children with a firm stare. "This same battle is going on inside of each of you, and in every human being." he said.
The children all sat there quietly for a time. And then one child asked his grandfather, "Oh grandfather which wolf will win?" The old wise Cherokee quietly replied. "The one you feed...."

8 comments:

Verlene Brooks said...

Oh yay it worked. I tried to leave you a comment earlier today and this box wouldn't pop up. I got another box asking me to sign up at bloglines. Weird. Anyway, I love your story today Kelley, it's true, whatever we feed will grow. It's a real shame other artists have to spend their time and emotional energy tearing down another artist, I'm sure that doesn't help their muse a bit. Speaking of muses, I just found a little treasure in my barn...go check out the pics on my blog! *LOL* Now this brings me peace and joy, the muse, the creativity, the nudge to make art! Holding those little babies just puts my heart at ease. Love you Kelley! - verlene

Beverley said...

A really good story Kelley and relevant too.

Kelley said...

thanks Beverley..I so love that story..and it's good to try and live by as well..

Ajae said...

Hey Kelley, I hope this finds you well and happy today.Both of your last blogs were sooo right on! I wish more people saw things that way. My FaVoRiTe thing you said was "when you have the choice to be either right or kind, always choose kind" Goodness knows we're all fraught with our own faults, but that is such a great thing to aspire to. I will never forget that and try to apply it in my own life when I feel my "evil wolf" trying to show it's teeth. Bless you girl,XO ~ Ajae

Ajae said...

Hey Kel I may have left that more than once sorry, It was my first time trying, i think i goofed up, Anyway~ love to you ~Ajae

Kelley said...

much love to you too Ajae! thanks so much for posting, I am glad you enjoyed my post..I try hard to live by it as well..stay strong..stay true..stay you..xo

Terri said...

excellent is the word that comes to mind.

Kelley said...

awww thanks Terri, I appreciate your taking the time to read and post here..glad you enjoyed it too..