This post is a bit of what is purported to be an old Cherokee Indian saying. Whether it is or not I leave up to you. What is important is that it speaks to the truth of a fundamental principal of the universe. That of duality. The ancient Celts believed that ‘as above so below’ explained the dual nature of the universe. The Chinese believed in Yin and Yang as the two opposing forces of the natural order of things.
In most religious teachings there is a heaven and hell, good and evil, light and dark. As a species we have male and female. We cannot propagate the species without a coming together of the two halves of the physical manifestation of our animal natures. The true nature of our soul is one that is divide between our intuitive (feminine) side and our rational (masculine) side. The old saying goes like this:
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The old chief simply replied,
“The one you feed.”
Love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Use this currency well as you will receive into your life that which you purchase with your coin of choice. I choose to feed the good wolf-within and spend the coin of love and light. I urge all who read this to look deeply within themselves and determine which wolf-within they are feeding.
To make this world a better place for all humankind, it would be better to spend the coin of love.
Image source: Yin Lang Wolf by Paul Bielaczyc