A Rumi Poem: The Guest House

Peace and Joy to you!

I share with you today a beautiful poem that reminds me so much of what the inner practices of yoga are all about.

While the goal of enlightenment or unending peace may seem out of reach, the journey along the way teaches us how to embrace all of our experiences as teachers. So we can learn and https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/generique-viagra/ grow from every situation–even the “crowd of sorrows.”

And it’s this awareness and welcoming of all that life is, that creates more inner peace, joy and love in our day to day living. So we aren’t dependent on things having to go our way to be enthusiastic about life, and we aren’t crushed, embarassed or ashamed when something sad or hurtful happens.

Hmmm….could that be enlightenment?


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 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 whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

(My coaches’ recommendation to you? Go back and read it again, even slower. Really take it in.)

And if you sense you may be ready to explore this concept more deeply and feel the peace it can bring into your own life, please contact me right now to set up a complementary phone consultation. I have just a few spots available to work with folks like you! Just send an email to me requesting a consultation and we’ll get clear about whether this is a match for you.

I look forward to our connection!

Love and light-


Lorna Lange, M.S., RYT-500, CPT
Yoga Transformation Coach
Synergy Fitness & Wellness


P.S. A client said to me the other day, “So much has already changed since we started working together! I can’t believe it’s only been 3 months!” I’m so excited for how she is growing and really taking charge of her thoughts and feelings to create the life experience of her dreams. Are you next?