the guest house

I adore this poem...which was first introduced to me by Terry Pearson at the U of M's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program.

What has violently swept into your house like a crowd of sorrows?
Or arrived as an unexpected joy?

Have you found it within yourself to welcome them all?
At least eventually? Like me?

I couldn’t see it before. But now I can.
I once was blind, but now I see.

It’s all a gift.