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.
|The Invitation||Oriah Mountain Dreamer|
|The Guest House||Rumi|
|The Way It Is||William Stafford|
|The Journey||Mary Oliver|
|Wild Geese||Mary Oliver|
|The Man in the Glass||Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.|
|Earth, isn't this what you want?||Rainer Maria Rilke|
|The Idea of Order at Key West||Wallace Stevens|