Which Path Do You Choose to Follow?

One evening a Cherokee elder sat with his grandson to tell him about the battle that goes on within people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is evil. This wolf speaks with anger, envy, jealousy, hatred, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. This wolf speaks with joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, and caring, empathy, respect for self and others, generosity, truth and faith.

The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson listened to his grandfather’s words and asked, “Which wolf wins?”

The wise Cherokee elder looked into his grandson’s eyes and replied, “The one that you feed”.

Retold from an Old Cherokee Legend

Which wolf do you listen to?

YOU are the one who needs to make up your own mind about where your life is headed, and then go about what you need to do to make the best decisions within your own life to reach that destination.

Just as with this legend, we all have a choice to which road we travel down. The question is, which do you choose?

Whichever wolf (road) that you choose to follow, it will brand you for life. Make sure to choose how you wish to be thought of through your life. Sometimes, it may be difficult to change what people see you as. So always remember, your first contact with anyone is how people will remember you for a long time to come.

Darleen Lanham                                                                                                                                          

Because It’s All About YOU! and Changing Yourself and Your Life for the Better



4 thoughts on “Which Path Do You Choose to Follow?

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