Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A guide from beyond

Picture "Dharma Singing in the Rain" kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

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 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 same, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond...


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