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800 Year Old Poem about Acceptance that Simply Makes Life EASIER

November 7, 2017
Posted By: Paige Geisinger, LMFTA, MS

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'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.

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