Mornings good morning image with love couple are a good time to collect thoughts and to enjoy feeling good about myself. Another day awaits me, with a fresh chain of events that are full of expectations. Choices of every kind sit waiting for me. I can be what I desire, or I can desire not to be. The solitude of morning brings emotions in focus and I can see a world that is mine to enjoy. It is a wonderful time to share love with all life and be grateful for the abundance that surrounds me.
This morning I opened a book of thoughts, that I had put together several years ago, while I was studying poets from different worlds, and two of my favorites poets were there in front of me. Each one reminds me of the different choices I can make.
“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 cleaning you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them all at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent, as a guide from beyond.”
Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
“It feels as though I make my way through massive rock like a vein of ore alone, encased. I am so deep inside it I can’t see the path or any distance. Everything is close and everything closing in on me has turned to stone. Since I still don’t know enough about pain, this terrible darkness makes me small. If it’s you though; press down hard on me, break in, that I may know the weight of your hand, and you the fullness of my cry.”