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Ciao!

Welcome to The ALB Standard.

I look forward to inspiring you in all areas of life, so that you can live as your best self.

XOXO,

The Guest House

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.

— Jellaludin Rumi.

Via Pinterest.

Via Pinterest.

So simple, yet such a complex metaphor for life.

 

XOXO,

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December 2017 Playlist

December 2017 Playlist

Eleven Lessons