The human being is a guest house Every morning there is 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 and empty it from its furniture still, treat each guest honourably. 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