The Journey Inward A Reflection On "The Guest House" By Poet Rumi


Last updated 6/16/2021 at 11:45am

I am one of many people who consider the poem “The Guest House” by Sufi poet Rumi one of their favorite poems. The poem: “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 quest 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 f...

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