Which Wolf Will You Feed?

by - June 20, 2016

two wolves story

I just read a short story about two wolves that live inside every each one of us. It is indeed a great story and worth to be shared with everyone. Let's together take the responsibility to nurturing the beautiful minds! Trust me, it's interesting to read!
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."
He continued, "The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
The wolves are fighting their best to conquer our heart and mind. Kalau kau bagi makan yang jahat, maka yang jahat akan menang. Kalau kau bagi makan yang baik, maka yang baik akan menang. It might look simple as that but the fact is, fighting our own soul is never that easy. 

To be honest, I always lost in the battle within myself. I keep feeding the evil wolf where anger and sorrow are how I always react in the most situation. Tak semestinya hanya bila benda besar berlaku, even disebabkan benda kecil pun boleh mengamuk. Anything can be a trigger to your struggle. Aku memang selalu berhadapan dengan hal yang memerlukan kesabaran yang tinggi. Kadang aku chill and take it easy je but kadang memang aku kalah. Bila kalah aku akan marah ataupun menangis. Contoh bila wifi lost connection ataupun makanan kena curik. Heheh! Bila depresi melanda lagi teruk. I would say that is the most difficult battle. 

We have to make a wise decision. It is something that will define us. What good do we get if feeding the evil inside us? If we are seeking for tranquility, love, happiness, peace, hope etc, we have to feed the good wolf. Rasanya sebab tu lah orang selalu cakap, fikir sebelum bertindak. Fikir tentang apa kesudahan yang kita dapat once we made the decision. Needless to say, it is our biggest responsibility. Orang lain cuma boleh tolong bagi nasihat, dan selebihnya adalah sendirian berhad. None can meddle into our battle.

Imagine if everyone is feeding for the good one, I believe we will live way better than now. I don't know if you are aware of how the most society reacts to every situation right now, clearly memang banyak yang terlalu ikut perasaan. Meaning to say we are feeding the evil power. Contoh situasi bila kita pukul pencuri sampai mati padahal boleh je hantar kat balai polis dan biar polis yang jatuhkan hukuman berdasarkan undang-undang. Ataupun bila kita terlalu cepat menghukum seseorang tanpa selidik latar belakang cerita samada sahih ataupun fitnah. There are many proper ways to handle something rather than being fury and ignorant. 

Now ask yourself, which wolf have you been feeding? 

The greatest jihad is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself. - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Toddles x 

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  1. I normally will feed the good one? when you are too kind, too generous you know people tend to make use of you, they make you follow their rules, their ego thus what is the use of thinking rationally when others doesn't think that way. Like u said everyone should be feeding for the good