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Poetry: The Guest House by Rumi

The Guest House

by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a means,

some monentary 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 cleaning you out for a 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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