Tuesday, November 21, 2006

wise words from Rumi

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're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of it's 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.


At 11/23/06, 6:58 AM, Blogger kath said...

Your post is wonderful! Rumi is wonderful!

Life is busy, for you now.. I know.. and mine too!

Something about working for a living, tends to cut into ones spare time..

Anyway.. Thank you for the lovey reminder..

I am wishing you bliss..


At 11/26/06, 12:23 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

How very beautiful this is :o)

At 12/5/06, 3:31 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I LOVE Rumi, and Hafiz for that matter... Thank you for sharing these words (and checking out my blog too!) Hugs to you!


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