Thursday, June 03, 2004

Black and White Wolves

Dear Mouse,
Two days ago, I lost my cool and for hours, I had a very big headache. When I got home, I opened my mail. A friend sent this to me.

Without lifting his head, the boy said, "I went outside to wait for father, and to admire my new knife in the sunlight. Some town boys came by and saw me, they got all around me and started saying bad things. They called me dirty and stupid and said that I should not have such a fine knife. The largest of these boys pushed me back and I fell over one of the other boys. I dropped my knife and one of them snatched it up and they all ran away laughing." Here the boy's anger returned, "I hate them, I hate them all!" The Grandfather, with eyes that had seen too much, lifted his grandson's face so his eyes looked into the boy's. Grandfather said, "let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings at any times. It is as if there are two wolves inside me, one is White and one is Black. The White Wolf is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. But will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way. But, the Black Wolf, is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit." The boy, looked intently into his Grandfathers eyes, and asked, "Which one wins Grandfather?" The Grandfather, smiled and said, "The one I feed."

Thank you friend.

The CA t


At 12:20 PM, Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Ako, guilty of feeding the black wolf...most of the time. Baka nga malnourished na yung white wolf ko, Cath. :)

At 9:36 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

kaya siguro maputla hindi white. hehehe


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