“The Guest House” by Rumi was first introduced to me by my yoga teacher.
I love this poem for how it reminds me of the truth about the human experience. Each day we encounter new parts of ourselves that are to teach us something about who we are and what our purpose is here on earth. It reminds me, that our time is temporary, and experiences are temporary. We must welcome them, move through them, live in them, and continue on.
I hope “The Guest House” by Rumi inspires you as much as it does me.
Want more poetry? Here is another one of my favorite inspirational poems from Mary Oliver.