Monday, November 22, 2010

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


Teresa Evangeline said...

This one continues to support, encourage and affirm for me the power of allowing life to just flow...

Rebecca said...

There is beauty in accepting the "negative" along with the positive. Everything is perfect, and everything happens for a reason, and while we may not see the ultimate outcome, we can hold ourselves open to the universe... This way lies truth.