Mar 17 2017

Use everything

Published by at 9:09 am under Thoughts for the Day

Use everything:
Joy, fear, success, suffering.
A seeker hasn’t the luxury
to waste life in pursuit
of easy, grand experiences.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Use everything”

  1. Sharon Lia Robinsonon 21 Mar 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Thankyou!

  2. Moeen Faruqion 25 May 2017 at 9:57 am

    Well said. Very important to realize this. Thanks.

  3. Annaon 25 May 2017 at 12:05 pm

    This thought definitely reminded me

    about one of the most amazing and favourite

    Rumi’s poem:

    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 are a crowd of sorrows,
    who violently sweep your house
    empty of 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 whatever comes.
    because each has been sent
    as a guide from beyond.

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