Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Battle of the Wolves

"I feel as though two wolves are fighting in my heart. One of the wolves is angry, frustrated and disappointed; it yearns for revenge and retribution, considering the use of violence. The other wolf is full of love and compassion

Tell me, which one of the two wolves will win the fight?

The one that I feed".

One may be compelled to agree with such sentiments. However, it may be erroneous to starve the other wolf, for the two have their own roles to fulfil and will be necessary in various situations.

One ought not make the mistake of erecting a box around themselves, in which they become imprisoned within their limits. The might and strength of the angry wolf will be as much essential in some circumstances as will be the necessity of the delicate touch of the loving and compassionate wolf.

Sometimes, a fight does not take place in order to determine a winner; the victory is the actual fight itself. The necessary equilibrium of opposing forces in harmony - Yin and Yang. Thus, it may be wise to feed both wolves in sufficient measures.


  1. Beautifully written, Mehrtash! A wise quote and in it, I feel your compassion, your pain, and your steadfastness in a belief which you hold near and dear. I applaud your Humanitarian efforts in striking a balance between the "Yin and Yang", with the sole purpose of achieving justice with the least amount of damage.

    Not many are aware that "choosing their battles" requires a higher level of thought processing. Your exceptional diplomatic finesse is a testament to the nature of your peaceful intentions.

    Your heart is in the right place. It has the ability to roar like a lion, to make itself heard;equally gentle to lend a discerning ear and eye.

    You are one of the very few who, although modest, should hold his head high knowing that he, "walks the talk".

  2. Thank you for your seriously humbling words; I may not deserve such just yet.

    Concerning the Lion's roar withing my hear, I certainly hope that it has teeth to bite with too; otherwise I may run the risk of being on a par with the United Nations, whereby roaring at constant human rights violators and international criminals, but never delivering the deterrent bite ;)

    Let us see what becomes of the session on Iran, which is to be held by the UN in mid-February.

  3. I like another interpretation of this legend. The kind wolf is strong and can fight as well when it is right to do so while the evil wolf is nothing but arrogance, resentment, inferiority, false pride and ego. He destroys not the enemy but the person he lives in. Never feed the second one. The first one inside you is too beautiful.

  4. Thank you Cynical Child, a creative alternative; however, who said the other wolf was evil? Sometimes it's not as black and white as 'good/evil', but merely the principles of opposites in harmony. An extreme of anything is seldom constructive. We have both parts to us for a reason, to be able to make good use of them, without exploiting their strengths.

  5. I know in your version he is not but in this interpretation he is evil and the kind one is both of your wolves together, if you know what I mean:) I was trying to make a hint but it is probabily better if I leave it and maybe you will give me a chance to explain it to you in person one day...
    I agree about black and white. And sometimes opposites in us are so interwind you can not tell them apart. Either way, you have a beautiful soul, out of two well groomed wolves;)

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZeS0Un3jwk


    it reminded me of you...