“The guest house” by Rumi – This being human is a guest house…

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“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.

They 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.

Rumi

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. realmofvibes says:

    Beautiful! Thank you.

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  2. LindaP says:

    I loved the flying butterfly!

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  3. I too had posted this awesome and pure truth poem by Rumi on my blog, Amira and his quotes and the way you have pictured each one of them are gorgeous and fabulous. Such a powerful and a great poet who knew who the Lord was. Great post, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! We share our love for Rumi, as he was such an enlightened & wise poet! ❤

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      1. Yes dear Amira a man who knew his real soul and wrote poetry from that eternal love and that was Rumi. Welcome dear.

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