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 honorably.
He may be declaring you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the sham, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them ini.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.