Being Human

Rumi was a Sufi poet (Sufism is an Islamic Mysticism) who lived in the 1200’s. He is  a Spiritual Poet. Sufis doctrine is  to experience the spiritual in the present.

I first read “The Essential Rumi” when I was in a very low part of my life.  My dear friend Daly De Gagne recommended it to me.  One poem resonated deeply – “The Guest House”  At that time in my life I had a serious depression.  It engulfed me.

In some respects I shamed the feelings and pushed anything that was not “good” away.  Imagine a day of not judging anyones feelings.  Accepting lovingly what gifts may come from our authentic nature. How does that feel?

For me the poem was about acceptance.

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 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 whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

 
~ Rumi ~
(The Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks)
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About authenticbeing

I am a trained Integrative Coach Professional with the Ford Institute. I am also a mentor with Lumen Worldwide. I offer several styles of coaching, uniquely tailored to meet your needs. I love sailing, exploring nature, writing and art. My passion is service. If you are interested in using me as a life-coach, feel free to contact me through my email. authenticbeingcoach@gmail.com. I offer a complimentary sample session. On Skype please indicate that you have read my blog to connect to me. Call me at 765-729-8386. take good care, Lo
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