about emotions

Often what drives us to desire something is how it makes us feel. Our emotions play an important role in many aspects of our lives. Understanding them is a step toward understanding ourselves.

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.

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