One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all. 

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. 

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” 

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

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

                                                                             —Author unknown


A Moment of Dawn

A Rabbi once asked his students, "How can we determine the hour of dawn, when the night ends and the day begins?"

One student asked, "Is it when you can distinguish between a dog and a sheep in the distance?"

"No," the Rabbi answered.

"Is it when you can distinguish between a fig tree and a grapevine?" asked a second student.

"No," said the Rabbi.

"Please tell us the answer, then," urged the students.

Said the wise teacher, "It is when you have enough light to look human beings in the face and recognize them as your brothers and sisters. Until then, the darkness is still with us."

                                  —Author unknown