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.
I believe …
… we know the truth, goodness, wisdom, it is buried in us all.
We are here to remember.
I love this as a reminder.
You are never alone and you are always alone. You are something special and you are nothing special in the greater scheme of things!
You are pure love and goodness, and have a little or a lot of work to do, to strip back the conditioning …
Either way, that’s all we’re doing’ here , either layering on more sheaths, or working to peel them off
Don’t push away what comes up, it’s sent as a messenger, it’s here to remind you ….
Set aside some time in your day to devote to feeling …
Acknowledge, accept, soft belly, half smile, it’s ok, it’s ok, I love you, I love you ….