Motivational Stories with Moral

Motivational Stories with moral – The White Wolf vs Black Wolf (Inspiring Story # 26)

Here we come again with Motivational Stories with moral in our Motivational and inspirational Stories Series . Today, we will share a inspiring story – The White Wolf vs Black Wolf.  This story is about a wise, old Cherokee American Indian who explains beautifully internal conflict inside us.

Motivational Stories with moral # 26 – The White Wolf vs Black Wolf

A group of Cherokee children gathered around their grandfather. They were filled with excitement and curiosity. That day, there had been quite a tumultuous conflict between two adults and their grandfather was called in to mediate. The children were eager to hear what he had to say about it. One of the children in conflict asked a question to the grandfather that was puzzling him.

“Grandfather, why do people fight?”

The old man replied, “Well, do you know my child, we all have two wolves inside us? They are in our chest…. and these wolves are constantly fighting each other”.

The eyes of the children had grown big by now.

“In our chests too, grandfather?” asked another child. The Grandfather nodded his head in agreement and said, “Yes.”

“And in your chest too?” asked a third one. The Grandfather replied, “Yes, in my chest too.”

The grandfather sure had all the children’s attention now. The grandfather continued. “There is a White Wolf and a Black Wolf. The Black Wolf inside us is filled with fear, lies, anger, envy, inferiority, sorrow, regret, jealousy, greed, ego, lust and arrogance. The White Wolf is filled with peace, love, hope, courage, humility, compassion, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, and faith. And do you know – There is always a terrible fight in between these two wolves. They battle constantly.”

Then he stopped. There was complete silence and all children were curiously looking towards him for him. It’s the grandson that asked the initial question could not handle the tension anymore broke the silence “But grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The White Wolf vs Black Wolf

The old Cherokee smiled and replied…

“That’s simple… the one whom we feed the most.”

What is the moral of this story?

After reading this story, if you resonate and realize you will find this world is full of Black Wolf dominated people. Not only this, if you introspect, you will find that there is always an internal conflict going inside you dominated by the Black Wolf. Remember our article >>> Is your spotlight on the Black Dots? The brain has a built-in negative bias that causes us to focus on bad things. By giving these negative emotions (Black Wolf) your headspace, you are fundamentally feeding them. Knowingly or unknowingly you feed emotions such as fear, inferiority, anger, jealousy and comparison.

Well, don’t worry you are not alone. As I mentioned above, most of us have a very underdeveloped White Wolf. For some people, whilst growing up, it was not often fed by parents or those people in positions of authority, such as teachers. For some others, the corporate and organizational cultures encourage the “Black Wolf”. Such surrounding environment leads your White Wolf to be weak, skinny and small. But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to change your focus and attention, moving forward.

You have a choice which wolf you want to feed when experiencing internal conflict. You can stop feeding the Black Wolf and start feeding the White Wolf at any given moment.

It’s also worth noting that this is something you need to work at constantly. It’s true that some people find it more difficult than others to choose the White Wolf, but at the end of the day you can choose to stop feeding the Black Wolf and start feeding  the White Wolf.

You must be thinking, “Hey Invajy, it’s that simple to say. But it ain’t that easy to implement!

What Should you Do?

First thing to do is to identify the wolf dominating inside you. The Black Wolf is primarily self-serving and mainly interested in staying ahead of the other wolves (does not matter black or white) at any cost. She is the ‘survivor’ within you. Your own brain, people and environment shrouding you feeds her constantly. You need to stop stop people and environment shrouding you to feed her. Then when you are able to do that the black wolf will start getting weaker. Then you must you must use mindfulness to stop knowingly and unknowingly feeding done by you.

Contrary to The Black Wolf; The White Wolf, however, is interested in your development and sees herself as a mere vehicle to spread loving kindness. She is led by this cause. It doesn’t feel like a choice or an obligation, she just surrenders to the call of this life force – it just feels natural.

It can be tough to get your inner White Wolf healthy, when your Black Wolf is always eager to steal as much food as possible! But persevere. The day will come when you’ll notice that the White Wolf has become equally strong. That’s when you know you’ve hit the tipping point.

Although that inner battle may still continue, if you consistently do some of the things listed below that feed your White Wolf, she will win more fights and keep getting stronger.

The White Wolf vs Black Wolf

Ways to feed your White Wolf

  • Start meditating – do a meditation course, listen to a meditation podcast or get a meditation app.
  • Practice mindfulness and notice when the black wolf is dominating inside you.
  • Practice re-directing your inner negative self-talk to positive self-talk – what you ‘fire’ you ‘wire’. The more you think positively the more easy it becomes.
  • Notice the biggest White Wolf around you and learn from them.
  • Start feeding White Wolf with establishing good morning rituals. When you start your everyday feeding white wolf, it will get stronger day by day.
  • Read as much as you can about feeding your White Wolf.
  • Start winning the battle by simply making a choice to feed the White Wolf. Choice is always yours.

So that’s all from my side in this post. Over to you now, I and Invajy readers would love to hear your thoughts and learning from this motivational story – The White Wolf vs Black Wolf. Please feel free to share them in comments section.

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