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.
I just love every line, the shape of every word, the echo of every promise in this prose. As we move through the landscape of our lives, we have the choice to treat each guest honorably. For in essence, this guest is a part of the 'Self.' We can rant and rave, or we can slide into the sweet spot of surrender and assume the position of gratitude.
I was listening to a Wayne Dyer video the other day and he said as soon as we begin to judge ourselves, our feelings, and our lives, we create separation. And when we are separate, we live a smaller life than we would live if we felt how amazingly connected we are.
May you welcome the visitors from beyond and move through your day with a sense of deep connection and grace.
May You Sweetly Seek:)