an old cherokee indian

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by coyote, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    An old Cherokee Indian was speaking to his grandson:

    "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, 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 long minute, and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

    The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well said!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    How true. If we would just listen, life would be better.
  4. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is one of my favorite stories!
    Thanks for sharing!
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for posting.

    My mother has always told me I have a little Cherokee in me. I am told it is from her great, great grandmothers doings..... naughty gal she was.....

    I am proud to produce Cherokee Smoke (is there such of a thing?), and I will say for the wolf; They are a beautiful animal !!!
  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    coyote, that is always a great story. I have used it many times when I was an active Scouter*, it always makes folks stop and think which wolf they are feeding.

    *Scoutmaster (3 different Troops), Assistant Soutmaster, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Webelos Leader, Den Leader for Wolfs and Bears, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner, District Training Commissioner, District Commissioner (Key 3), Order of the Arrow Chapter Advisor, Troop Committee member, Merit Badge Councilor, Eagle Scout Board of Review Committee member.
    Since this is a great story to live by, I'm moving this up to "Messages for All Guests and Members" and giving it sticky status.
  7. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, Coyote!

    Words to live by.

  8. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Some would say there is much wisdom in that story.
  9. smokestars

    smokestars Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Price Less,

    Thanks for sharing it with all Coyote...

  10. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Somehow I have missed this thread all this time.

    Your words couldn't be more true.
  11. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    'Zactly. Thanks for posting again.
  12. afreetrapper

    afreetrapper Fire Starter

    very profound, Believe I will email this to all my friends
  13. Hello coyote,
    Wado for your storytelling.
    Bear ~ Mato Wakan

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