Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Thought

Maybe not your typical Thanksgiving quote, but...

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meaness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain 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 whomever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.



-Rumi

2 comments:

Eliza from Urban Homesteader said...

That's a beautiful poem, Kristen - thanks for sharing it! Have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the day.

Marie Green said...

Totally awesome! And perfect for Thanksgiving, I think.