27 August 2010


Today has been a departure. I'm not sure how or why, but I woke up outside of the happiness that's been encompassing me.  Sometimes, I think a dark cloud has to move through to release a little rain and clear the air.  I'm hoping that's the forecast.  I'm trying not to judge, though; and, as odd as it sounds, I'm trying to stay positive.  Just trying to experience the emotions and still be appreciative that I'm here to feel those, too.

Stumbling across anything by Rumi usually brightens my day; today it did the equivalent by comforting me with this:
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.


Blogger Sat Inder Singh Khalsa said...

The thing I always come back to is in the older texts, you know you've created a state of yoga when you approach something you don't like and look on it without being affected by it, and equally the same with something you love, neither affect your mood, your state of mind or your disposition once you get connected. In the Abrahamic teachings we're both studying you use your emotions as a guidance system, so you notice them, feel them, but again don't let them take control of you or you'll just keep creating that same thing. You change the way you feel about that thing and draw more of the desired thing into your life.

13 September, 2010  

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