Having made a choice, “you” can decide specifically how to “feed” or nurture the selected wolf. I’m not sure which I like more. This second ending proves to be the more difficult, and more challenging. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The “you” … Love the version you’ve shared here. Your email address will not be published. I pass the story around to those who choose to listen. Want to lose 100 pounds and achieve your fitness goals? To feed only one would starve the other and they will become uncontrollable. Up to 50% OFF on our best sellers! Imagine if we’re paralyzed by the first wolf, by doing nothing, accomplishing nothing, and getting nowhere. An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. It has helped me get through some of my toughest times. Thank you for this. What and how will you decide to feed the two wolves. thank you. In the Cherokee world, however, there’s another version of the story and it ends this way: The old Cherokee simply replied, “If you feed them right, they both win.” and the story goes on: “You see, if I only choose to feed the white wolf, the black one will be hiding around every corner waiting for me to become distracted or weak and jump to get the attention he craves. Beautiful article! The truth is that none of us is living in pure bliss. Having made a choice, “you” can decide specifically how to “feed” or nurture the selected wolf. "How you choose to interact with the opposing forces within you will determine your life. The One Who Still Fights for You . While incarcerated inside those prison walls because of something they did or someone who lied… every day they breathe revenge. Very interesting piece of reading! I am my own worst enemy. I have read it before but this version and the comments enlightened me further. By conquering the temptation of the first wolf we opt for a much more challenging (but right) option in life. Amazing I love this thank you so much. Two Wolves is a Cherokee Indian legend and illustrates the most important battle of our lives – the one between our good and bad thoughts. It helps me bless my life… Wrestling with behavior of flesh (Galatian5:17) spirit and flesh fighting… Who do I feed the most?. There will be no more inner battle. For example in the story there are the two wolves and the “you” that chooses between them. The wolf people who believe they are entitled to do whatever they want and their sole goal is to trample all others for their own benefit. Sad. Lord knows how tired I’ve become. The grandfather replies, "The one you feed." I am my own worst enemy. Again, I really appreciate this story, I love symbolism as well. Top performers succeed not by the lack of challenging problems, self-destructing habits, and limiting beliefs. That’s who win. This is a fantastic retelling of the fable and I was shocked to learn of the alternate ending. For me, it is all about comprehending the universal law of Oneness, and abot the virtue of turning “the other cheek”. Thank you for posting. I am sure many of you have heard this before, but it is such a great lesson to share. There’s an old story about two wolves that goes something like this… An old Cherokee grandfather is telling his grandson a story. There are many, many people who are outside these walls and yet they are prisoners of their own negative thoughts… by feeding the black wolf.”. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. I think my spirit and my body are at war. Beneath the two wolves is the words the one I feed with an Indian feather below it. Even a magnet has exact opposites, but when those opposites combine we create something magical. For the black wolf has many qualities — tenacity, courage, fearlessness, strong-willed and great strategic thinking–that I have need of at times. And the other is a smooth avoider of conflict with this one, trying to free itself.”, “What! He is the only one who has ever won the battle of the two wolves, and when he did, he won the victory on behalf of all who will receive it from him (2 Cor.