This is a post from another HealingWell member that I'd like to share with you all...
There is a young native american warrior who has watched is Grandfather Chief for many years handle the concerns of the tribe. No matter what the situation, the Chief treated everyone on either side with respect and kindness. There were many times when the troubles brought to the Chief might endanger the tribe, yet he calmly listened to both sides and even treated the offending party as a brother.
Alone one evening, the young warrior sat in council with his grandfather. As they talked about life's challenges and what the young warrior had yet to learn before he became chief, the he asked his grandfather how he was able to treat all members of the tribe with kindness even when he knew one had offended the other or the tribe so greatly. The grandfather smiled and asked his grandson to follow him outside.
As they walked in silence for some time, there came in the distance the howl of a wolf. The grandfather asked if his grandson heard the cry of the wolf and told his grandson that there are two wolves in each of us. One light wolf full of love, compassion and undertanding. The other dark and full of anger, hate and judgement. These two wolves are in constant battle within trying to take control.
The young warrior asked "But grandfather, which of the wolves will win?" The wisened old chief turned and smiled to his gandson and said "the one that you feed".