Embracing Our Shadow Sides

May 21st, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING | QUOTES/(BOOKS ON PINTEREST)

Harnessing Power of Our Shadow SidesThe 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,

Harnessing Power of Our Shadow SidesMeet them at the door laughing

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes

Because each has been sent

As a guide from beyond. 

~Jeludin Rumi (1207-1273)

(Translated by Coleman Barks)

 

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