Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – A Parable – the Guests



I read this parable about Love. It’s insightful. It’s touching. The ending has a profound lesson.

Perhaps, because of all the recent events in the news, we need to focus on Love again.

For those of you who grew up without the nurturing of love

and who are seekers of fulfilling those nurturing years without love I wish you to

Imagine Love and all you can be.
Imagine Love and all you want to be.
Imagine Love and all you are.
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Soothing meditative music for you to listen to while reading this parable …. Namaste, Isadora

The Guests

A woman was in her garden, when she saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said, “I do not know you. Are you hungry? Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”
“No,” she replied. “He’s out”.
“Then we cannot come in,” they replied.


In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
“Go tell them I am home and invite them to come in!”
The woman went out and invited them in.
“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she asked.
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth, he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing another, His name is Success, and I am Love.”
Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you would like to come in.”


The woman went in and told the husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed.
“How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth!”
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the room. She jumped in with her suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with Love!”


Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to the wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love got up and started walking to the house. The other 2 got up and followed him, too.
Surprised, the woman asked Wealth and Success, “Why are you coming in? I only invited Love.”


The old men replied: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but you invited Love.
Wherever he goes, we go with him.
Wherever there is Love, there is Wealth and Success!!!!”


I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.


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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

33 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – A Parable – the Guests

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  3. Beautiful parable, Issy ~ this is the first time I’ve read it. Wealth and Success are meaningless if your don’t have Love in your heart! 🙂

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    • I’m a bit late in my responses, Jacqueline. It’s always a pleasure to see you here visiting my nurture posts.
      I hadn’t read this parable until recently. I’ve been holding it in my file for the right time.
      I’m pleased I was able to introduce you to it. Love is the answer for sure.
      Issy 🙏


  4. Beautiful! I love parables and find them easier to remember that “do this” types of statements. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful post, Issy!!! And Happy Happy Birthday!!!
    Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday! ❤

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    • I enjoyed this parable when I read it. Parables say so much in few words. There’s always a lesson.
      Thank you for the birthday wishes, Becca. One can never have too many of them. I’ve got a few
      packed away in my feel good box for when I feel down. I’ll pull one out and smilie. 😀
      Issy 🙏

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  6. Yes, it’s all in how one defines wealth and success, isn’t it? A wise parable indeed, and I enjoyed the music. 🙂

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  7. Delightful tale, Isadora, reminding us of what is truly important in our lives.

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  8. Wonderful story, Isadora!

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  9. Wow! it has been a while!

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  10. Lovely post. I enjoyed listening to the relaxing music. 🙂

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  11. Beautiful post, Isadora. I’ve always loved that parable. Thanks for bringing it back to my mind!

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  12. Such a wise parable and very, very relaxing music zzzzzzz!

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  13. Your photos are beautiful and soothing, Izzy. Enjoyed the parable as well.


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  14. Isadora this is a wonderful story with great wisdom. Also tells us, our focus in life should be cultivating people and relationships, helping others, the rest will follow. I enjoyed you adding the meditation music, it added to the story as I read it 🙂

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