1:43 AM


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!
...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 a guide from beyond.
--Rumi
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9 comments:

taqdeer said...

That is such a beautiful and deep piece.

I love how one always find a new angel on Rumi's work when reading it again.

Beautiful.

Salma said...

Your way of writing is so beautiful, your similes are fab and deep.
Wanna read more of your posts :)

M Junaid said...

Rumi iz my home BOI . Word !!

i love the part where he says meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

just a reminder, that even when we having kak days, we shouldnt use that to make us stop meeting new people, and stop being bitchy etc ( dont look at me for being an example though :)

Fatima said...

Rumi ROCKS!
I have The Mathnawi, Whispers of the Beloved and various other compilations :)
It's always nice to read his wisdom.

Priya said...

there is so much truth to that! made me feel so very much better... THANKS

!Joe! said...

ooh, this makes me feel better about my attitude sometimes... i always feel terribly guilty about everything somedays.

missing you my doll.

huzain said...

beautiful miss dee

M Junaid said...

fatima - I gave you half off all your rumi stuff :P

qdee said...

true. i havent been having the best week so it just lifted my spirits.
salma: thank you, yes you can add me :)

mj: lol i havent been having bad days. ive been having a bad year.

jo: i miss you too. you have no idea how much nonsense has gone down with campus work.


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