“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 elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”
The Medicine Wheel & Me® teaches children and adolescents to understand and accept both aspects of themselves. However, our focus is to provide them with the tools and experiences to help them feed the GOOD and help them understand that they always have the choice as to which wolf they are going to feed.
The Medicine Wheel is the ancient practice of viewing oneself as having four important aspects of self, i.e. the physical body, the mind, our emotions, and our spirit body. Our goal is to teach the students, at age appropriate levels, the following learning objectives.