• This being human is a guest house
    Every morning a new arrival.
    A joy, a depression, 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 whoever comes,
    Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

    - Rumi

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  • It is the day of great, great joy.
    Let us all now, become friends.
    Let us join our hands.  Let us go to the Friend.
    We are all one, we are not two of one color and hue.
    Let us dance, let us go to the market, dancing.
    The beautiful friends now are starting to dance,
    So let's close the shop and dance, idle and free,
    Today is the day that the souls put on the robe of his grace,
    To mystery's side, to the side of mystery,
    We go dancing as God's guests.
    Al the gods and goddesses have pitched their tents in the garden
    And to see them, now we go to the rose garden

    - Rumi