“Guest House,’ Rumi

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! …

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

Brach, Tara (2004-11-23). Radical Acceptance (p. 73). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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