• Dave Driver

The Guest House ~Rumi

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

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 ~Rumi

This being human is: to be certain amid uncertainty; to be hopeful amid despair; to have eyes for tomorrow mingled with realities of today; to know everything we can know, yet know almost nothing at all; to love outside of our fears and, yes, to sometimes fear within our love; to grow because of hardship; to hold hands, as much to receive comfort as to give it; to look but not to see; to persevere so that we can be grateful and to be grateful so that we can persevere.

Let us, therefore, be certain that hope will bring us to tomorrow, that what we know is enough, that love does conquer fear, that hardship honestly is growth's disguise, that holding hands (even six feet apart) is a necessary comfort; that to see is to be seen.

Let us persevere. Let us be grateful. Let us, being human, move forward with expectant and abundant LOVE.

Namaste and Amen


by Dave Driver

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