Monday, September 30, 2013

The Wolves Within ~ Native American Legend ~ # 29 of 30

"The battle line
between good and evil
runs through the
heart of every man."
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

This painting depicts the one of my favorite Native American stories, The Wolves Within. The story goes that there are two wolves living inside of each one of us. One wolf represents good - joy, love, kindness, respect, generosity, truth and peace. The other represents evil - hatred, jealousy, sorrow, greed, anger, dishonesty and resentment. Each day theses wolves do battle with one another.  At the end of the story, the child asks the grandfather which one will win. The old man replies with the words; "The one you feed".

#29 of 30

Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Legends

The Wolves Within

4" x 6" original hand painted watercolor on Yupo paper
Acid-free Mat w/ Backing in sleeve - 5" x 7"
Signed and certified by the artist.
• sold

Which one do you feed?

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