Ironic since the familiar, sameness, stagnation is the antithesis of life. Key post Alex in reminding and sharing the importance of moving beyond control, fear and the harm stagnation and shutting down to life creates. Rumi In the poem, The Guest House, Rumi uses the metaphor of a house guest to create an image that each day we have the opportunity to welcome something new into our lives, even if it is unexpected. Your browser doesn't accept cookies. Loading. Sometimes what we fear most is not that our lives will turn out poorly, but we will actually find peace and happiness. Treat each experience humbly. We keep growth and personal change outside because our fear tells us that opening the door and inviting a new guest into our home is just too dangerous. A poem to greet you: The Splendour Falls by Tennyson The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes And the wild cataract leaps in glory. And just like the house guests who can cause us to feel uncomfortable with their visit, unwelcome feelings that stop by our house, our life, can be just as exasperating.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Gillian Johnson-Baptiste Thank you Alex. Every morning a new arrival. Inbox xLoading . The Guest House By Alex Blackwell on Apr 10, 2014 This being human is a guest house. Scary at first but in the long run always worth it. xHowdy partner, join the fun! Publish your poetry for free Sign up with Facebook Sign up with Email . Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter Facebook More Posts You might also enjoy A Simple Path To Building Your House The Point of Being Human How to Realize the Miracles in the Ordinary Moments Submit PostSupport ← Older Comments → Suzen Fontana Studies consistently show humans resist change, differences and the unfamiliar.
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