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Origin of Death – Native American Spiritual Story By Joseph Bruchac

Origin of Death

When the world was new, Old Man and Old Woman were walking around. "Let us decide how things will be," Old Man said. "That is good," said Old Woman. "How shall we do it?" "Well," Old Man said, "since it was my idea I think I should have the first say in everything." "That is good," said Old Woman, "just as long as I have the last say." So they walked around and looked at things. Then Old Man spoke. "I have been thinking about...
The Battle Within – Native American Parable

The Battle Within

An old Cherokee describes an experience going on inside himself.... "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. The other is good - he is...