This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
Welcome them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of your furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.