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 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.

 

Jellaludin Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks

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Annmarie Agosta

MSW,LCSW,LCSW-R

annmarieagosta@gmail.com

Phone: (732) 955-6178

Office locations in East Brunswick

and Highland Park, New Jersey

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(732) 955-6178
annmarieagosta@gmail.com

ADDRESS

 

Office locations in

East Brunswick and Highland Park, New Jersey