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 all 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.
Mudra of the Month
Also, called Gesture of the Inner Smile, this mudra activates the Anandamaya Kosha which is the bliss body and encompasses all the inherent positive qualities of our True Being. Hansi means smiling or laughter. This mudra directs breath awareness into the upper chest, neck and head and cultivates joy. Hansi mudra can be helpful for revealing our positive qualities, releasing tension in jaw, and enhancing immunity.
Sitting comfortably and supported; bring the tips of the index, middle, and ring fingers to the tips of the thumbs of each hand. Pinky fingers gently extended. Let the back of hands rest on thighs or knees OR the hands can be held out to sides of body, with pinky fingers facing up. Invite the mouth and jaw to relax completely and enjoy the feeling of a smile throughout your entire body within and without.