“This Being Human is a Guest House” – Rumi

Something to consider.

the creative epiphany

RedSeaMoon

Mixed media titled RedSeaMoon by Jo Ann Brown-Scott copyright 2014

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some monetary awareness comes, as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re 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.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

RUMI, 13th Century Poet and Scholar

Sometimes I wonder how I would have managed to paint if the context of my life had been different…if things had been less to my liking in my life, would I somehow have struggled to rise above it and paint anyway? Would I still have been a painter, or maybe even been a better painter, if I had been forced to deal…

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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7 Responses to “This Being Human is a Guest House” – Rumi

  1. Madhu says:

    One of my favourites as well Angeline. I am always moved by the sheer simplicity of his words!.

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  2. dadirri7 says:

    one of my favourite poems Angeline!

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  3. ShimonZ says:

    sounds like a nice way to look at things…

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