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Words to Help You Weather the Storm

February 6, 2014

This afternoon, a wise man sent me these words. They really resonated with me. I want to share them with you and perhaps, this passage will strike a chord with you too.

This being human is a guesthouse.
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 honourably,
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.

 

 

-Rumi

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