Tale of 2 Wolves
In the heart of the Cherokee nation, a wise elder gathered the young ones around the fire to share a timeless fable - a story that spoke of the eternal struggle within each of us.
Long ago, an old Cherokee grandfather told his grandson about the battle that rages inside every person. He said, "My child, within each of us, there are two wolves constantly fighting. One wolf embodies darkness—anger, envy, fear, and sorrow. The other wolf represents light—joy, peace, hope, and love."
Curious, the young boy asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" With a gentle smile, the elder replied, "The wolf you choose to feed."
The young boy pondered his grandfather's words, recognizing the profound truth beneath the surface. He understood that every decision, every thought, and every action contributed to the growth of one wolf or the other.
Years passed, and the young boy grew into a man, facing the trials and tribulations of life. Through challenges and triumphs, he remembered the wisdom of his grandfather's fable, embracing the power he held within.
In his journey, he encountered countless others, each with their own battles between the two wolves. Inspired by his grandfather's words, he shared the fable far and wide, teaching others the importance of feeding the good wolf within.
And so, the story of the two wolves spread across the Cherokee nation, becoming a guiding light for generations to come.
Just as the fable of the Two Wolves teaches us about the choices we make in life, it holds a valuable lesson for those working as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). As a DSP, you have the unique opportunity to impact the lives of others, serving as a guiding light in their journey toward independence and fulfillment. Embracing the essence of the good wolf means nurturing compassion, patience, and empathy, creating a positive and supportive environment for those you care for. By consciously choosing to feed the good wolf within yourself as a DSP, you can inspire growth, foster empowerment, and make a lasting difference in the lives of others.