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Welcome and Entertain them all – By Rumi

Posted in Lovely Words by justaroundme on May 25, 2011

I don’t know how many times I read these lines and don’t know how many times I will …
Hey, its my “Wordful Wednesday”…

This Human Being is a Guest House.
Every morning is 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 whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Rumi

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  1. ~G said, on May 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    love it! who is rumi?

    • justaroundme said, on May 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

      G, Rumi was a Persian philosopher, poet of 13th century…I have read his poems online here and there,simply loved this one…

  2. AS said, on June 13, 2011 at 7:34 am


    thanks for posting it here!

    i love rumi’s works , he was amazing!
    he only started the sufi cult and the ‘dervesh’ one as well

  3. Dew said, on June 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

    This was absolutely the need of hour…!! Thanks for sharing JAM 🙂

  4. Iniyaal said, on July 13, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Insightful words.. inspiring and thought provoking.

  5. iniyaal said, on August 3, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Hey, love the new look of your blog. It is clean, neat and impressive.

  6. smartassbride said, on August 8, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I totally needed it today!

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