New delight

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.

-Rumi

8 Responses

  1. chantilita

    Oh, I LOVE Rumi!! :) Is that from that book? :)

    July 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm

  2. chantilita

    Oh, I LOVE Rumi!! :) Is that from that book? :)

    July 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm

  3. Ann

    It is! When I first read your comment, I thought you said you loved rum. LOL :)

    July 30, 2008 at 3:38 pm

  4. Ann

    It is! When I first read your comment, I thought you said you loved rum. LOL :)

    July 30, 2008 at 3:38 pm

  5. chantilita

    LOL well I am a pirate, and I love rum flavored chocolates… LOL Does that count?

    July 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm

  6. chantilita

    LOL well I am a pirate, and I love rum flavored chocolates… LOL Does that count?

    July 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm

  7. kannie

    That reminds me of the quote from Elder Maxwell over at Peaceable Walk right now … very, very good things to remember!

    July 31, 2008 at 7:04 pm

  8. kannie

    That reminds me of the quote from Elder Maxwell over at Peaceable Walk right now … very, very good things to remember!

    July 31, 2008 at 7:04 pm

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