Guest House

 

The Sufi poet Rumi writes that “being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.”

Emotions greet us each day, and they often come unexpected. We may wake up depressed, but a child’s smile bring us joy and changes our mood. The smell of honeysuckle can wipe away suicidal thoughts, and the opposite is true as well. A gorgeous morning can be ruined by a mean word or an unkind remark.
Rumi suggest we treat each guest with a hearty welcome, suggesting that even the guests from hell may be “clearing you out for some new delight.”
His words are easier said than practiced, but I agree with him when it comes to his ending. He says, “Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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