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Rumi’s most Powerful Poem on Welcoming our Emotions.

(An Elephant Journal Article)

Image Credit: Hans Braxmeier

"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’re 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 whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond." ~ Rumi.

This is one of my favorite Sufi poems that was written by the beloved 13th century poet, Rumi. It is an invitation towards becoming mindful, awake, and loving to whatever present moment experience we may receive at any given moment.

Click the link below to read my reflection on his beautiful poem.

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