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Day One Assignment: Home & Getting Oriented
Assignment One: Home is elusive. When we think about this word, we might picture different physical locations. And while home is often found on a map, it can also be less tangible: a loved one, a state of mind.
I chose my favorite picture of my Mother, who recently passed, and this poem by Rumi, one of our favorites she enjoyed having me read out loud to her.
The Guest House – Rumi
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 it’s furniture
still, treat each guest honorably.
She may be clearing you out
For some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.