Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A sunrise with Rumi.....:)

The Guest House

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.

-- Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

Thank you Paz for sending me the poem by Rumi. 
Thank you Mahesh for this most beautiful sunrise in the middle of an ocean.
I think the picture and the poem fit very well together......:) Enjoy.


Joyce said...

This poem is so touching. i loved it the first time i've read it here, and I always read it again and again and again. thanx for sharing.

Ursula said...

I feel the same, it's wonderful.

Thanx for reading.