10 August 2011

the good, the bad, and the beauty

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're 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 whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

beautiful poem, with a beautiful message. (how cool to have met rumi..) life is good and bad, and both can teach you a lot. being open to both is kind of related to being thankful for the small stuff, and a good resolution to work on during ramadan :)


Deboshree said...

Indeed a lovely poem with a beautiful message. There is a purpose behind all that happens in life. :D

MoonNStarMommy said...

beautiful poem :)

Happy ICLW from #86 :D

Kristin said...

What an amazing poem. It is such a valuable reminder to value each moment and all the little stuff.

ICLW #19

md said...

thank you deboshree, mnsm and kristin! so glad you appreciated the poem :)