Favorite Quotes


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“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~~ Henry Ward Beecher


“Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”

~~ Rumi, (Persian Poet and Mystic, 1207-1273) ~~


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.

~ Rumi ~


“With perseverance, even the snail made it to the Ark!”


15 Responses to Favorite Quotes

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  2. y. prior says:

    I like your choice of quotes – 🙂 and these are one of my favorite pages on different blogs – just so fun to soak up


  3. How strange I found this poem today as I heard it on the radio this morning and really wanted a copy of it. Then I opened your blog and there it was!! Obviously i am meant to have this message today. x Happy New Year Becca x


  4. siggiofmaine says:

    I love your quotes..I had not read, that I can recall, the “Guest House” and feel it is a thought provoking piece.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  5. Rumi’s ‘The Guest House’ who could ever know except those who have had life come calling. I love Rumi, and so glad you have chosen some of his words to share.


  6. jeni says:

    love these fav’s… I love quotes and believe in their power to make a moment positive!


  7. Jamie Dedes says:

    Kudos! A fine collection.

    Please look for an email from me. Working on it now…


  8. I wonder if the snail started slugging to the ark the first of the hundred years that Noah worked on it? I bet!


  9. Having an “awake” night so I decided to check e-mail and that led me to your blog where, even if I don’t sleep, I find rest. Rumi, dogs, art, poetry, Spirit. It can’t get much better than that! Blessings, Namaste.


    • Becca Givens says:

      You are always welcome to visit – I am honored to be on your radar! It has been an exciting outlet for me … a total new adventure … and Spirit led … always a surprise in store ;-)!!!


  10. Pat Cegan says:

    Ah, the wisdom of Rumi and the beauty of his writings. Surely worth aspiring to this excellence. Thanks for sharing these, Becca. hugs, pat


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