On a daily basis, I become more acutely aware of thought as separate from self. In fact, a mentor recently suggested, as Rumi did, that I should treat my influx of thoughts as guests in a guest house.
We can’t “turn off” our minds, for in doing so, we are in struggle. But, if you look at your thoughts as transient guests that come and go, you see them as separate from the house, the self. Sometimes there are writing works or poems that so completely capture the human element that you take them with you wherever you go. No poet better describes the concept of guest house than Rumi. Continue reading