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conscious choice

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 7, 2009

continuous journey

the continuous journey........

One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, and arrogance. The other is Good – It is peace, love, hope, humility, compassion, and faith.”

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

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

Cherokee Wisdom

Xel-ha, Quintana Roo, Mexico (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)


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  1. Katie said, on May 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Great wisdom, I hadn’t heard that one before.
    I can’t help feeling we feed not only our own wolves, but other peoples too.

    btw, am loving your photos, glad you had a good trip 🙂

  2. hellyj said, on May 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I had heard it before…long time ago…but its always good to get a little reminder of, what essentially, we know – deep down. yes, I agree, we often do feed other peoples wolves…..much to our detriment at times!

    Mexico – the Yukatan and Quintana Roo where we were working- is just so bloody photogenic! loved it! loads more pics to come 😉

  3. hellyj said, on May 8, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    by the way….stopped by your blog the other day, Katie…loved the entry about books and music…left my little comment 🙂

  4. Katie said, on May 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks Helly 🙂 something must have eaten it.. I never received it.. but thank you, x
    look forward to the pics…amazing one today

  5. hellyj said, on May 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    haha! the blog monster! i’ve tried sending it again 🙂

  6. Katie said, on May 8, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    cheers… 🙂
    it sounds a fascinating book, will look it up

  7. dana said, on May 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    great story….

    lets hope you’re looking into the eyes and feeding the right wolf.

    mr.C. would like this story.

  8. paulwchambers said, on May 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    he does…..

  9. hellyj said, on May 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    here’s to feeding the right wolf!!

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