Poetry that inspires affirming & inclusive therapy
What therapy-related poetry, music, paintings, tattoos, ceramics, or other works of art speak to you? We invite you to bring art to our sessions that means something to you.
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 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 whatever comes
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.