Saturday, December 20, 2008

PTSD & Anger, Part 6: How To Heal

I love this fable. I don't know where it comes from, I don't know who to credit, but I love the symbolism and imagery and how it sums up our PTSD struggle in really simple terms.

*Two Wolves*

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside 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."

Go feed your good wolf today -- the stronger we make him/her, the sooner we leave PTSD behind.

(Photo: Laenulfean)

1 comment:

PTSD said...

I've been a member of a support group that really helped me get back on track.
there are many online support groups for PTSD and I encourage you all to google for them and help youselves!