Quote of the Day: Rumi’s Guest House



Maulana Rumi

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning is 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 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,

for each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

 — Rumi

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