I’m reading a book and am loving it. Today was the day I was going to review it and give it away, but I slowed down my reading to make it last longer. It’s that good. No spoilers, here. The giveaway will be sometime next week.
But I found this quote in the book and thought I’d share:
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 learning 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.
—Jalal ud-Din Rumi