There is a Cherokee legend about an elderly brave who tells his grandson about life.

„Son,” he says, „There is a battle of two wolves within us. One is evil. He is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, „The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

„The same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too,” explained the wise Cherokee elder.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, „Which wolf will win?”

The grandfather simply replied, „The one you feed.”

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My wolves are always with me. My two sides of the same coin. Sometimes they fight and hurt each other until they bleed. The fight is between their belief systems and understanding good and evil, right and wrong, and true or false. It is the battle for alpha supremacy, for winning and being right. Life, though, is not black and white – it is grey and colorful too.

When external forces threaten, they team up, align their strength and thoughts, beliefs and values, and form a pack. They care for each other and have each other’s back no matter what happens. Together are invincible.

Good and bad, right and wrong are parts of the same whole.

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The secret of a good life is to keep the balance, to allow and plan for their confrontation, to allow them to speak their truths, to enable them to be seen and heard, and to give them a chance to feel and understand each other. This way, they don’t have to harm one another. Right and wrong, good and evil are part of the same whole… and life is like a tasty cocktail of them all.

I am curious to know which of your wolves you feed and when?

Stay safe!