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!
be grateful for whoever comes
because each has been sent
as a guide
This song came out just after I felt deeply hurt. Somebody who appeared suddenly as an “unexpected visitor” in my life brought a lot of suffering into it. It took me some time to recover and to discover what message was hidden behind it.
This is the best part of awful things happening – discovering the message, the reason, the answer on the yelling “why???”. And I don’t mean those answers that close your heart or build the wall like: “I was too naïve” or “I will never trust again”. This is not what you are going to learn. If you go deep enough and understand you can learn a lot about yourself and about self -love, you can squeeze your own blockages, jump over the borders and even learn how to climb the walls…
Even a crook can be a guide… If we don’t learn on time the lessons become harder and harder… and then an unexpected visitor with mean intentions can become the best teacher on your journey. I called the mine “a spiritual guide in a black robe”.