The story of the Two Wolves is a popular legend of unknown exact origin, but usually associated with the Cherokee. The legend is a story of a grandfather using a metaphor of two wolves fighting within him to explain inner conflicts to his grandson. The grandfather tells his grandson the “bad” wolf is filled with feelings of anger, resentment, pride, greed, and self-pity, whereas the “good” wolf is filled with kindness, empathy, humility, and compassion. When the grandson asks which wolf “wins,” the grandfather replies, “the one that you feed.”
I appreciate this story for there is no condemnation for having those error thoughts which are only different levels of consciousness.
The story about Jesus asking Simon Peter “who do you say that I am” and his response being You are the Christ the Son of the living God” found in (Matthew 16:18) shows we have the ability to see through the many levels of our human nature and into our Spiritual Divine aspect of Being.
Today may we choose to feed the good wolf, the God self within us.