December 22nd, 2016

moon

Resolutions

I'm feeling particularly unresolved at the moment.  Home sick and I've been sick enough to be unproductive.  Even holding up a book to read is hard work, though I did read about 100 pages yesterday.  I guess I resolve to read another 100 pages today, how's that for a start?
Spidey: come into my parlour

Rumi: 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.

~ Rumi