August 19

Am I Fed to Death?

Native American Story of Unknown Nation Origin

A Native American Elder was telling his granddaughter about a fight that was going on inside himself. He said it wass between two wolves.

“One is evil: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good: Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The granddaughter thought about it for a minute and then asked her grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The elder simply replied, “The one I feed.”

This is perhaps one of the absolute best ways of describing the path to Theosis that I have ever read; and it humbles me. Ghospodi pomiluj.

Copyright © 2003-2017 by Luke Beecham. All rights reserved.

Posted 19 August, 2005 by Luke Beecham in category "General", "Spirituality


  1. By Eric Jewett on

    How true…..I have read this several times…this is a great image.

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