A GUESTHOUSE OUR BEING HUMAN IS – RUMI

A GUESTHOUSE OUR BEING HUMAN IS – RUMI

 

A guesthouse our being human is, with each morning

a new encounter: a delight, a depression

or bad mood, an ephemeral awareness

your unexpected visitors may be;

warmly welcome them all!

 

Even if a mob of sorrows are they

roughly sweeping your house out,

still hospitably treat each guest:

they may be clearing you out

for some higher joy.

 

Any dark thought, shame or bad will,

meet them at the door

and with a warm laughter invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes,

for each was sent to you

as a messenger from the beyond;

 

And although so deeply asleep we appear

an inner wakefulness is there

directing the dream.

 

What Rumi meant is that:

 

in any “terrible” or apparently “hopeless” situation we can always

reach into our depths’ vast potentials:

 

instead of concentrating on your difficulty open yourself as much

as possible, offer it to the Divine, and then

let His Grace do its work, that’s all.

 

An Australian aboriginal saying agrees:

 

We are all “Visitors” of this Time and this Place.

All that we are doing is to pass through them.

Our task here is to observe, learn, grow and LOVE.

Afterwards we will return home.

 

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