According to Richard Rohr, the Sufi mystic Rumi [1207-1273] is the most popular poet in the whole world. In the new DVD, which accompanies his about-to-be-released (by Loyola Press!) On The Threshold Of Transformation, Richard quotes from Rumi’s poem, The Guest House. Try these lines on for size:
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!
You can read the entire poem here.