DAILY LOVE TIP – Wednesday July 6, 2011

Sharing some special favourites from the 13th-century Persian poet, theologian, mystic, Jalal ad-Muhammad Rumi from:–

                                            Rumi Love and Ecstasy Poems

The 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. 

~ Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

How powerful to be able to embrace all our emotions with the same welcome and gratitude. A continuing practice, thinks I………. as is the practice of choosing connection and being in relationship above being right…… you can be right or you can be in relationship!

Question for you: Which emotions are hard for you to “meet at the door laughing and invite them in…” Ask someone to mirror you for a minimum of 5 minutes while you share about it.

Being grateful for all, may all LOVE surround you, Susie♥♥