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Lover Dreamer Human Rumi

June 2, 2010

Let the beauty we love be what we do There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

*This being human is a guesthouse
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’re a crowd of sorrows
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture
Still treat each guest honorably
He may be cleaning 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 whoever comes
Because each has been sent
As a guide from the beyond*

* Outside ideas of right doing
And wrong doing,
There is a field.
I’ll meet you there. *

* There is a community of the spirit
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise *

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