The old Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is between two Wolves.
The Black Wolf represents fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. He hates life and wants to fight everyone.
The Gray Wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, kindness, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. He loves everyone, wishing good health and love to all.
This same battle between the Wolves is going on inside you and inside every other person, young and old." The children thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his Grandfather, "Which Wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one you feed."