Which Do I Feed?

Kiki: Hey Kuku, remember the story about Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf?

Kuku: Of course I do, it is a classic fairy tale.

Kiki: Well here is another classic story about wolves which teaches a crucial lesson.

One evening, an elderly Cherokee Chief told his grandson about a battle that persists within people. He said, “My son, the battle is between the two wolves inside us all. One wolf is evil. It is angry, envious, jealous, sorrowful, regretful, greedy, arrogant, self-pitying, guilty, inferior, dishonest, prideful, superior, and egoistic.

The other wolf in this battle is good. He is joyful, peaceful, loving, hopeful, serene, humble, kind, benevolent, emphatic, generous, honest, compassionate, and faithful.”

The grandson thought about it for a moment, and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee replied simply, “The one you feed.”


Kuku: You always said that all life was sacred, why would you starve a little wolf?

Kiki: Because it’s a story about decisions we make, feeding our minds the voices of good, pure, powerful and positive that create a good life, or feeding our minds the voices of fear, with all its sticky tentacles of anger, anxiety, regret, sorrow, worry, etc….

Kuku: So fear is like the wolf that huffs, and puffs, and blows our little house down?

Kiki: Yes, but that story is about the Three Little Pigs.

Kuku: Do you know why you should never wrestle with a pig?

Kiki: Yes, because you both get dirty, but the pig loves it! Kuku please, do not change the subject!

Kuku: So what about the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf?

Kiki: Just feed the good wolf Kuku, and your life will have less struggle and more goodness!

Kuku: Great stories Kiki, I’m on it! What about the story Call of the Wild?

Kiki: You can stop now “Wolf Brother!”

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