An elder Cherokee Native American
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.
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, pride and superiority.
The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope,
sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion,
and faith.
This same fight is going on inside of you
and every other person too.”
They thought about it for a minute
and then one child asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied,
“The one I feed.”




17 Responses to “THE WOLF INSIDE”

  1. TotalRUSH says:

    My favorite post yet!! Thanks for the increase in recent postings. I appreciate it and it IS nice to hear more from you.

    Thanks aka TotallyWalled

  2. unfortunately7 says:

    it’s great to hear such a wonderful story!

    ..Our Emotions Control The Oceans…

  3. crn says:

    You feed that good one, Melissa.

  4. Bola de Chiclete says:

    This is for sure the best post you ever posted.
    And that last sentence : ” Our Emotions Control the Oceans” is extremelly true. Beautiful.

  5. MdMb says:

    Such a great story. I’d really like to know who painted that picture you posted. It’s so, so beautiful.

    Be well! =)

  6. MdMb says:

    Oh, it’s John William Waterhouse.

  7. unfortunately7 says:

    it makes my head unbound..

  8. KevinHogg says:

    Dear Melissa,
    Your imagery and writing you are posting lately is quite amazing…you poste with depth and artistic sincerity. I have to tell you something very special about one of your fans here. Her blogger name is `bola de chiclete’…she is one of (the) nicest persons I have met on the internet…I met her through your blogging space here and we correspond once in a while…she is a young bassplayer from Brazil with lots of dreams and ambitions to become a great bass player…I know she will. You inspire her and other young women in music and I think that is (great). Keep up the wonderful work in that arena. You are a very positive role model…your artistic integredy is very important for people to know about. If you are ever in Brazil…please look her up and say hello to her if you can.

  9. rodriguescb4 says:

    I knew this story… once more you inspired us not to give up our dreams…

    Nice picture,
    great thought!!

    Be good!

  10. The Ghost of DOMINIC G. says:

    I’m back,
    Salut Melissa,

    Firstable i want to say that I like the Native American’s Nations as the Cherokee for there wisdom, like you demonstrate Melissa.

    But Melissa I don’t think that you understand me correctly. Because if you are concern about me, about that:”I have to feed the good “wolf” inside”, well I have to say don’t worry! Cause i can guarantee you that i’m always doing the best I can to feed the good one…Even if it’s hard for many reasons…cause life is cruel and life for people like me who are too sensitive, (like Dorota said),is even more cruel. So you have to consider that.

  11. M.V. says:

    Since I´ve read this post, it resounds in my mind like a hypnotic tale.

    I´ve really enjoyed the words and the gorgeous picture.

  12. janhullaert says:

    It’s getting boring to say each post how great you are but it still is my opinion. :p

    Is there any news to announce? 🙂

    (aka mybandreverb)

  13. The Ghost of DOMINIC G. says:

    je suis très sensible c’est vrai, ce qui es une qualité comme un défault.

    mais je veux que tu saches melissa que je n’ai aucun regret de t’avoir dit que mes voisins dans la plupart des cas qu’ils sont de la MARDE et même chose pour mes deux parentées. je ne regrette pas non plus d’avoir parlé de mes ennemis sales. Car tout ça est fondé sur des FAITS donc des injures qui ont été comises envers MOI et ma FAMILLE par ces individus énumérés plus hauts.

    J’ai décidé d’effacer ces commentaires qui parlais d’eux tout simplement pour ne pas leurs faire trop de publicité.

    je commence a dire ce qui me plaît pas, au lieu de toujours me la fermer. donc je fais du progrès au niveau de l’affirmation de moi.

  14. Robert says:

    And wich is the wolf you feed?

  15. missfitz says:

    Beautiful, challenging…as always.

    It’s getting lonely on the island of the first album– is there not a 3rd wolf ravenous for new ADM music?!!!

    Patience may be a strong suit of mine, but so is passion for your aural wizardry!!!

    Thanks again, wishing you the kindest and best…

  16. The Ghost of DOMINIC G. says:

    Je suis désolé…

  17. The Ghost of DOMINIC G. says:

    Malgrées mes sautes d'humeurs je t'aimes toujours autant Melissa.

    Forget & forgive my SINS like in your song Melissa.

    I'm already thank you for your forgiveness.

    I will always loving you MAdM!!!!


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