Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice

 

 

"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.
-Rumi ///

3 comments:

Janet O. said...

That is a gorgeous photo at the top of the post. Did you take it?

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Very very beautiful images! I really like it. Have the most happy and peaceful holidays:)
Lori

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Merry Christmas! Sending you love and hugs this Christmas, my friend!