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The Art of Convening by Patricia Neal, Craig Neal

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OUR INVITATION

We invite you to join us in the creation of a new time, born in each moment and lived in the fullness of each authentic engagement.

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture.

Still treat each guest honourably.He may be clearing youout for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,meet them at the door laughingand invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,because each has been sentas a guide from beyond.

—Jalal al-Din Rumi1

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