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Good Word of the Day / The Guest House by Rumi

The Guest House by 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!
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.

Final GTB

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Going Big.

Time stood still for me today with a quote I heard from the great Dr. Parker J. Palmer.

He said, “As long as we are wedded to “effectiveness” we will take on smaller and smaller tasks, for they are the only ones with which we can get results.”

Here’s a HUGE question for all of us. Is effectiveness your drug of choice?

If so, be careful.

It’s a short buzz with a small ending and the only fix is another hit of the same scenario.

PS – Last week I released a podcast that has struck a chord with many of our listeners entitled “Ludicrously Happy”. You can listen to it here. It was a short riff off of a poem from Rumi and it may help you connect some dots with growing your capacity, increasing your awareness, and living out the difficult and necessary paths for a great-big-lovely story.

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LTMP Episode 19: Ludicrously Happy.

Episode 18 is a short and sweet riff  on this excerpt below from one of Rumi’s poems that I read this week and had to share!

Friends, we are traveling together.
Throw off your tiredness. Let me show you
one tiny spot of the beauty that cannot be spoken.
I am like an ant that has gotten into the granary,
ludicrously happy, and trying to lug out
a grain that is way too big.


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