Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

This being human …



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 attend 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.

~ Rumi

photo courtesy N. Ashberger.


4 thoughts on “This being human …

  1. aloha Phyllis – potent words. so accurate. every moment of this life is a treasure. bitter, joy, sorrow, delight. as far as i can tell there is no way to experience any of this without experiencing it all. once this life is gone the next to me is unknown. i suspect it will be amazing tho, if we just remain open to it. aloha

  2. Many thanks for your words and thoughts, Rick. Long live experience – 😉 – and reflecting upon and discovering from it. aloha.

  3. I love that picture! Come join our G+ community, “Baha’i Community”!

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