The Guest House – by: Malal al-Din 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 attend them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows

Who violently sweep your house empty

Of its furniture,

Still, treat each guest honourably.

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 guest has been sent

As a guide from beyond.

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