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.
Types of Therapy Offered
Land Acknowledgement: We recognize that we live and work on the Territories of the Anishinaabek Peoples [Ah-nish-nah-beg], the Haudenosaunee [Ho-deh-no-show-nee], and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We acknowledge that we benefit directly from Colonialism and have made a commitment to address Truth & Reconciliation in the ways that are available to us. We understand also, that this land acknowledgement is a very small drop in a large bucket on the way to Reconciliation and honouring First Nations people. To find out what land you are on: native-land.ca