If you are reading this means I managed to borrow your attention for few moments..😊
There is something about poetry .. it touches those facets like you have never felt/touched before …it reaches into those parts you never knew ever existed.
The poem expresses many things but it’s core message is mindfulness – Rumi encourages us to open ourselves to whatever life brings to us internally or externally.. whether in the form of joy or sorrows…with courage, warmth and respect.
Whatever life throws at us, our attitude and commitment to greet it without fear or loathing, and with whatever subtle faith we can muster, allows us to become wiser, kind and more compassionate to self and others. This is my personal understanding of the poem you are free to form your own unbiased opinion.
The GUEST HOUSE by RÜMÏ ⚜️
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 are 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 whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond
Picture again is just to make the post aesthetically appealing ❣️….Here you can see some of the stuff I have collected down the years posing to make a beautiful vignette !!