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 Post subject: The website as a Guest House
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:24 pm 
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We invite you to share your insights and teachings with us. Your stories, your reactions, your actions are all welcome.
The website has the intention to serve the highest good of all.

A marvelous intriguing start of this forum:

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.

Rumi (The Essential Rumi. HarperCollins Publishers: USA: 1995)

Every participant is a guest on this forum.
We take enough time to be with each guest, to truly listen to each contribution. We stay with a post until it feels that we completely absorbed the message. We wait to answer until we feel the urge, unmistakable flowing through us.

My enemy is also my guest. All the guests are welcome and accepted as arriving precisely on time and offering a gift.

There is a new structure that helps us move, from seeing the guest or the contribution as ‘the problem’ to experiencing the guest and any contribution as the source of life-forward movement.

This is a participatory process and new ways are found, right now in this particular moment now. We love what is and shifts can happen.
Truly listening is crucial.

We commit ourselves to name, acknowledge and listen to our different inner guests and welcome them as well.

This forum is a huge expanding Guest House. Everybody is welcome and cherished, all the outer and inner guests. The Guest House itself becomes a big felt sense, full of contradictory tendencies, emotions, thoughts, feelings, sensations. When we let these work through the group, forward movement is possible.

This Guest House can become a radical sharing of power.
When the Guests get heard, the atmosphere of the whole Guest House becomes ‘Presence’.

How does this resonate with you?
Can you discern your own inner Guest House?
Are you ready to accept all the outer guests?

Veerle


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