The second stanza of Rumi’s The Guest House begins to identify what some of the visitors might be, in this guest house of our being-human: --- 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. --- How do you usually treat these kinds of “guests”, when they show up in you? Do you attend to the momentary awareness? Let joy OR depression speak? Do you ever try to turn some of them away at the door? What would it be to welcome them – not as masters, but as guests? As you go through your day today, notice what *your* particular visitors are – whether they are “regulars” or rather unexpected. Offer them the kindness of paying attention to them without judgment. How does it change your experience, particularly of the “guests” you’d normally think of as negative and unwelcome? What is your sense of how God-in-you is attending to your internal home and its guests?

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2021-01-12 15:07:26 UTC