Inspiration, no matter what mood you wake up in!

A wonderful poem, full of good advice, although not always easy to follow:


The Guest House

~ Mewlana Jalaluddin 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 are a crowd of sorrows

Who violently sweep your house

Empty of all its furniture

Still treat each guest honourably

He may be cleaning 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.

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