Monday, November 5, 2012

Meet Them at the Door Laughing

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 Guest House by Rumi)


  1. Finding your blog today (via Shutter Sisters)
    was a total gift from God.
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you for posting this, I love Rumi but have not read any for a while, beautiful image too :)

  3. Love this thought...also enjoyed your About page. And I guess it's your delivery, because I was laughing. Love your honesty! And thanks for stopping by Please do sign up for a FREE subscription so you don't miss out. Blessings, Elise

  4. These are definitely thoughts worth pondering. The last couple of days, headaches have been my unwanted guests. ;) This gave me a different way to look at my circumstances. Thanks!

  5. Thank you ladies. I am so grateful that i could share something that touched me, and that it touched you too.