Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New delight

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.

-Rumi

4 comments:

chantilita said...

Oh, I LOVE Rumi!! :) Is that from that book? :)

Ann said...

It is! When I first read your comment, I thought you said you loved rum. LOL :)

chantilita said...

LOL well I am a pirate, and I love rum flavored chocolates... LOL Does that count?

kannie said...

That reminds me of the quote from Elder Maxwell over at Peaceable Walk right now ... very, very good things to remember!