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Guest House by Rumi

I have not been active with this blog for some years, but I hereby return for regular posts with this wonderfully apt poem by Rumi.

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 whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.


A mural is born

The Quinta Escondida is delighted to host the new Chile Club House  for the South American Explorers from 2014 onwards. A mural inspired by the SAE logo has been painted across the entrance to the Yoga Centre to celebrate: a beautiful landmark that is also a perfect symbol for the transformational work that takes place there.

By local artist Paulina Altamirano.