Rumi’s Wisdom

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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,

 He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought the sham, 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”.

 -Rumi 13th century Persian mystic poet

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