Sunday Inspiration: Being human is like a guest house

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

–Jalal adDin Muhammad Rumi

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By | 2012-04-15T06:18:34+00:00 April 15th, 2012|Inspiration|4 Comments


  1. Diana April 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

    That was lovely and just what I needed to hear this morning. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Greg F April 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Good words and a beautiful picture too. Happy Sunday.

  3. Joniann April 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    And to be Grateful for each is the magic part!
    Thankyou for the reminder!

    • April 16, 2012 at 5:12 am

      Glad you like it!

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