The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: Welcome All

How shall we live? Live welcoming all.
— Mechtild of Magdeburg

A Beautiful Cabin I stayed in at The Ananda Meditation Retreat in Nevada City, California.  I felt so welcome here.  It was a perfect Guest House for me as I did healing work.  A place to meet whichever parts of myself came to visit throughout the week--be it grief, passion, loss, or celebration.  November 2010.

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