Two Wolves and Global Warming
There’s a wonderful story that has been attributed to the Native American Cherokee Indians. The story is about a boy who notices that his grandfather wears a beautiful pendant that is a wolf with two heads. When he asks his grandfather what the two headed wolf pendant means, his grandfather stops what he is doing and sits down with his grandson. He tells his grandson that life has many difficult times. The grandfather tells the boy that when these times occur it is as if there are two wolves battling inside him. One is very angry, aggressive and acts out of fear. This wolf wants to fight, control the situation and be right all the time. The Other is very compassionate, collaborative and acts out of love. This wolf loves life, is respectful of self and other and lives in peace. These two wolves are always in conflict. The little boy asks, “Dear Grandfather, which wolf wins?” And the grandfather replies: “Dearest son of my son, the wolf that wins is the one I feed’.