Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welcome to the Guest House

This business of being human is a guest house,
every morning, a new visitor.
I welcome all in.
I welcome you.  I turn no one away.
Anger?  Welcome.  For a while, you can stay.
Every loss.  Every injustice, every betrayal,
I accept you, I love you.
Come into my heart now.
It is over.  It is safe now.
Rest and be at peace.

And now the hardest,
shame.  I see arrogance, jealousy,
resentment, self pity, denial.

Welcome and entertain them all.
Treat each as a guest and treat 
them honorably.

Each dark thought I meet at the door,
laughing, delighted.
Grateful for whatever it is to become.

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