A poem for the New year from Rumi!

A poem for the New year from Rumi!

Let us all be grateful and grounded as we step forwards, being at ease with the uncertainties and with ourselves.

This being human is a 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 it’s furniture,
Still treat your guest honourably.
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 guide from beyond.

RUMI

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