Saturday, January 24, 2009

National Yoga Day

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Who knew? Today is National Yoga Day USA. I had a nice practice to start off my weekend. We concluded with this 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'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.
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 ~

Have a wonderful weekend.

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