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Engage with what life offers

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Day 142Today as I have had a challenging day, I came to think of this poem by Rumi that brought perspectives and offers some comfort and meaning to days that are a bit tough.

THE GUEST HOUSE

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 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 whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi – was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic

One thought on “Engage with what life offers

  1. Just what I needed today as well! Thank you for sharing xx

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