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.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

House sitting for a friend… I think I’m set incase of a #zombieapocalypse! #zombiedefense #apocalypse #thisisnotatoy #liveexplosives #zombiejustincase #zombiejustincasemax #hornady #20round #walkingdead #thewalkingdead #walkers #amo #riffle #762x39 #AK47

House sitting for a friend… I think I’m set incase of a #zombieapocalypse! #zombiedefense #apocalypse #thisisnotatoy #liveexplosives #zombiejustincase #zombiejustincasemax #hornady #20round #walkingdead #thewalkingdead #walkers #amo #riffle #762x39 #AK47

Leftover Romance. #xoxo #oldromance #brokenheart #flowers #rose #vase #forest #springcleaning

Leftover Romance. #xoxo #oldromance #brokenheart #flowers #rose #vase #forest #springcleaning

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  ― C.S. Lewis

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis

(Source: karellyy)

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”  ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

(Source: masoulbeauty)