The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rumi's 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.

Thanks Joanne for sharing this lovely was a lovely blessing to wake up to I needed it...the universe does work in magical come in all forms.

Thought I would share it here too, as it may resonate for another...with much peace and joy.  Enjoy the day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this poem with me. It is truly a beautiful expression of how, we as beings, are guest houses for all that passes by - some come in for a short visit, while others stay for much longer. All are welcome. Mi casa es su casa!