Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Guest House

沒有報讀EFT,只因擔心沒時間應付 N 的功課,要感謝同學轉寄過來的 notes

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’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture.

Still, treat each guest honourably.
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 whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

- Say I Am You poems of Rumi, translated by John Moyne and Coleman Barks Maypop 1994 -