Monday, March 20, 2006

Two Wolves! Food For Thought

My former recruiting colleague, Joen Elliott, sent out an e-mail this morning that contained a wonderful tale that I want to share with the readers of The White Rhino Report. I had never heard the story before, but it contains such profound and simple wisdom, the I knew most readers would want to be made aware of it. Like most timeless wisdom, it speaks to the child in all of us and carries the lessons of countless generations and cultures.

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a debate that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 'wolves' inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

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

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Food for thought!

Thank you, Joen!


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