Friday, March 11, 2011

Enneagram Anyone?

If there are any #6s out there, let me know who you are so we can commiserate/celebrate together.

And here is something from our favorite Sufi, Rumi,

The Guest House

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 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.

How terrific is that?!


  1. My favorite Rumi.
    I'm a card carrying 9 but I run to my 6, my 3 runs to me while I'm dealing with my 8 and 1.
    First time I've caught your blog


  2. "How terrific is that?!"

    Pretty dammmm TERRIFIC!

  3. thank you for the poem i've not felt particularly myself these days and appreciated it.


  4. know...that is T E R R I F I C !!!!

    So apropos for EVERYONE--ALL the time. So glad I dropped in this day! Thank you, Carol.