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Metta Monday: The Guest House

From whooopsiedaisy.tumblr.com

From whooopsiedaisy.tumblr.com

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 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.

From Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

May you be grateful for all of your guests, and welcome them into your home, no matter who (or what) they are. Namaste.
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This entry was posted on January 7, 2013 by in Metta Monday, Poetry and tagged .
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