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Rumi quotes about love and life will inspire you to live and love better. He has a huge following around the world and is actually one of the best selling poets.

Rumi has been an inspiration to me and I hope these quotes from Rumi are an inspiration for you!

  1. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi
  2. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ~ Rumi
  3. “What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi
  4. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” ~ Rumi
  5. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi
  6. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~ Rumi
  7. “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~ Rumi
  8. “Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.” ~ Rumi
  9. “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” ~ Rumi
  10. “Be like melting snow – wash yourself of yourself.” ~ Rumi
  11. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi
  12. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” ~ Rumi
  13. “Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?” ~ Rumi
  14. “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi
  15. “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrongdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” ~ Rumi
  16. “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ~ Rumi
  17. “Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi
  18. “We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.” ~ Rumi
  19. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” ~ Rumi
  20. “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ~ Rumi

 

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It’s not a coincidence that the poetry and quotes of the great mystic, poet and philosopher from the 13th century Persia is still widely read and studied by scholars and common people alike. The simplicity of his poems combined with his accuracy on expressing the true nature of the human soul make him accessible to everyone, making him one of the great masters of global culture.  That’s probably why we have dedicated so many articles to him, like his 20 Best Rumi Quotes, among others.

Rumi proposes a way of life based on truth and not on the conventions of everyday life which are regarded to be a kind of prison that most people spend their lives in.  Love, is a reoccurring topic in his poems, presented as a path to wisdom and a destination at the same time. His concept that everything is a part of a greater whole is a rather modern idea, explored even by scientists nowadays. This concept of Sufi teachings has become a tool for modern societies to understand the link which connects humans and nature to the great power that moves the universe.

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Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī Biography | The Fascinating Life of a Poet

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, widely known by the name Rumi, was a renowned Persian poet, Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar born on 30th September 1207 to Mu’mina Khātūn and Bahā ud-Dīn Walad (also affectionately called “Sultan of the Scholars” by Rumi’s students) in either Balkh, a town located in the province of Balkh, which is in present-day Afghanistan or Wakhsh, which is located in present-day Tajikistan. Rumi’s lineage was filled with seasoned Islamic jurists, mystics, and theologians, including his own father Baha’ ud-Din, who was a well known theologian and Hanafi jurist. Throughout his life, Rumi was inspired greatly by his father as well as the famous Persian poets Sanai and Attar.

Rumi’s Biography | The Fascinating Life of a Poet

Somewhere between 1215 and 1220, to escape the invasion of the Mongols, Baha’ ud-Din safely led his entire family and a group of followers thousands of miles West, passing through a number of famous cities, including Nishapur, Baghdad, Mecca, Damascus and Sivas before finally settling in the city of Karaman, located in the south central part of present-day Turkey – a country in which he not only spent the majority of his adult life but also wrote most of his poetry.

Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots. Rumi.

After spending seven years in Karaman, Rumi and his family later moved to Konya, a city in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Some historians believe that the move from Karaman to Konya was inspired by Kayqubad I, the Seljuq Sultan of Rûm, who had on a number of occasions personally invited Rumi’s father to settle down there. In Konya, Baha’ ud-Din was made a teacher and the head of one of the city’s many madrassas (religious school for the study of Islam).

I will be waiting here….For your silence to break,For your soul to shake,For your love to wake! Rumi

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Upon his father’s death in 1231, Rumi, who was then 25 years old, took over his father’s position at the madrassa while at the same time learning the Tariqa and the Shariah from a student of his father named Sayyed Burhan ud-Din Muhaqqiq Termazi. For a period of nine years, Rumi was a disciple of Burhan ud-Din until Burhan ud-Din’s death in the early 1240s. It was only after Burhan ud-Din’s passing that Rumi became a prominent Islamic Jurist and began issuing Islamic religious rulings or fatwas and moving from one mosque to another to preach.

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. Rumi.

Rumi was married twice. His first marriage was to a woman named Gowhar Khatun in 1225. The marriage produced two male children, Baha al-Din Muhammad-i Walad (popularly known as Sultan Walad) and Ala-eddin Chalabi. After the death of Rumi’s wife, he got married again and fathered two more children, a daughter named Malakeh Khatun and a son named Amir Alim Chalabi.

Nothing can help me but that beauty. There was a dawn I remember When my soul heard something from your soul. I drank water from your spring and felt the current take me. Rumi

By the year 1244 in November, Rumi met a dervish named Shams-e-Tabriz, who became both his very close friend and spiritual instructor. Sham’s presence in Rumi’s life changed him in a very dramatic way. Under the guidance of Shams, he gave up all forms of physical pleasures to become an ascetic. According to some scholars, Shams’ very close relationship with Rumi sprung jealousy among Rumi’s disciples, leading to several of them chasing Shams away from Rumi on a number of occasions until one day Shams mysteriously disappeared and was never seen by Rumi again. Up until today, scholars are not completely certain as to what really happened to Shams. Some say he was murdered by the jealous disciples of Rumi with the assistance of one of Rumi’s own sons, whereas others believe he was driven away and decided never to come back.

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. Rumi.

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The disappearance of Shams had such a devastating effect on Rumi that he temporarily abandoned the madrassah and traveled far searching for his beloved friend. He reportedly even went as far as Damascus searching for him to no avail and was forced to return home accepting the sad fact that he would never see Shams again.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. Rumi.

The loss of his dear friend inspired Rumi to write one of his most famous masterpieces titled Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (also know in English as The Works of Shams of Tabriz), which is a brilliant collection of lyric poems mostly in the new Persian language containing over 40,000 verses. Today, Divan-e-Sham-Tabriz is widely regarded as one of the most influential works in the entire history of Persian Literature.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. Rumi

After the disappearance and possibly death of Shams, Rumi was again inspired by another friend named Hussam-e-Chalabi, who mentioned that if Rumi could write a book like the Illahinam, lots of traveling musicians popularly known as troubadors would like it. This encounter led to the birth of yet another major poetic work of Rumi entitled Masnavi (also known as Masnavi-I Ma’navi). The Masnavi, which is a series of six books (volumes) of poetry, is considered by many as one of the greatest works of Sufism (Tasawwuf). Each book of the Masnavi is made up of roughly 4,000 verses and comes with both a prose introduction as well as an excellent prologue.

When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth. Rumi.

Away from these famous works, Rumi’s other notable works include Fihi Ma Fihi (It Is What It Is), Makatib (The Letters) and Majāles-e Sab’a (Seven Sessions).

Let silence take you to the core of life. Rumi.

In the year 1273, precisely on December 17th, Rumi passed away after a brief sickness and he was buried beside his father. The site of his burial which is located in Konya, Turkey is known as the Green Tomb (the Mevlana Museum). Today, thousands of people from all over the world visit Rumi’s mausoleum every month to honor him.

I want this music and this dawn and the warmth of your cheek against mine. Rumi.

Following his demise, most of his major works were taught and made famous in the West by the renowned American scholar Shahram Shiva. Today, in the western world, Rumi’s teachings are much accepted as a foundation to the beliefs of Sufism. Despite his death several centuries ago, today Rumi is one of the most widely read poets in many parts of the world, including in the United States, where he is considered the bestselling poet in the country. His poems have also served as a foundation for classical music from a number of countries and have even appeared on top of the U.S. music charts on a number of occasions.

Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you. Rumi

In addition to being translated from Persian language into numerous other languages such as English, German, French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish and Italian, Rumi’s literary works have significantly influenced numerous scholars such as the award-winning performance poet and author Shahram Shiva and the legendary British Indian poet Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Till date, Rumi is widely considered as one of the most influential poets of all time.

What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs. Rumi.


Short Quotes by Rumi Jalaluddin

  • Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
  • You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
  • When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
  • Travel brings power and love back into your life.
  • Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.
  • In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
  • Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
  • We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.

What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi

  • Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
  • I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
  • Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  • Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.
  • Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
  • You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  • If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
  • What you seek is seeking you.
  • What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.
  • Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
  • I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.
  • Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.
  • Beauty surrounds us.
  • The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.
  • The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
  • When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open? Rumi.

 

  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
  • Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.
  • The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.
  • Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
  • I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.
  • Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.
  • Shine like the whole universe is yours.
  • Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
  • Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
  • Give your weakness to one who helps.
  • Let silence take you to the core of life.
  • At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.
  • Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane!
  • Try something different. Surrender.

If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill. Rumi


Love Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi

  • I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.
  • Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
  • You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.
  • Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
  • There are lovers content with longing. I’m not one of them.
  • Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
  • Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere?
  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I’ll meet you there.
    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about.
  • Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation! Jalaluddin Rumi
  • I was dead, then alive.
    Weeping, then laughing.
    The power of love came into me,
    and I became fierce like a lion,
    then tender like the evening star.

Woman is the light of God. Rumi.

  • A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
  • This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
  • That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
  • I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.
  • Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
  • In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
  • The minute I heard my first love story,
    I started looking for you, not knowing
    how blind that was.
    Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
    They’re in each other all along.
  • When I am with you, we stay up all night.
    When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
    Praise God for those two insomnias!
    And the difference between them.

Every story is us. Rumi.

  • A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice.
  • At night, I open the window
    and ask the moon to come
    and press its face against mine.
    Breathe into me.
    Close the language-door
    and open the love-window.
    The moon won’t use the door,
    only the window.
  • Here is a relationship booster
    that is guaranteed to
    work:
    Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid
    make your eyes light up as if you
    just heard something
    brilliant.
  • Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.
  • They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?
  • I am your moon and your moonlight too
    I am your flower garden and your water too
    I have come all this way, eager for you
    Without shoes or shawl
    I want you to laugh
    To kill all your worries
    To love you
    To nourish you.

I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me,and I became fierce like a lion,then tender like the evening star. Rumi.

  • Lovers find secret places
    inside this violent world
    where they make transactions
    with beauty.
  • You think you are alive
    because you breathe air?
    Shame on you,
    that you are alive in such a limited way.
    Don’t be without Love,
    so you won’t feel dead.
    Die in Love
    and stay alive forever.
  • This is how I would die
    into the love I have for you:
    As pieces of cloud
    dissolve in sunlight.
  • In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances.

Soul, if you want to learn secrets, your heart must forget about shame and dignity. You are God’s lover, yet you worry what people are saying. Rumi.

Quotes on Healing by Jalaluddin Rumi

  • The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
  • Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  • If you desire healing,
    let yourself fall ill
    let yourself fall ill.
  • Love is the cure,
    for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
    until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.
  • Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.
  • Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
  • Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
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  • The cure for pain is in the pain.
  • This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. 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.

Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. Rumi.

  • There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
    There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
    You feel it, don’t you?
  • Be empty of worrying.
    Think of who created thought!
    Why do you stay in prison
    When the door is so wide open?
  • Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
  • Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
  • Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
  • Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.
  • People want you to be happy.
    Don’t keep serving them your pain!
    If you could untie your wings
    and free your soul of jealousy,
    you and everyone around you
    would fly up like doves.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi.

  • When you go through a hard period,
    When everything seems to oppose you,
    … When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
    NEVER GIVE UP!
    Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
  • What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
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  • I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
    Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.
  • I will soothe you and heal you,
    I will bring you roses.
    I too have been covered with thorns.
  • I will be waiting here….
    For your silence to break,
    For your soul to shake,
    For your love to wake!

I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. Rumi.

Inspirational Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Take someone who doesn’t keep score,
    who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
    who has not the slightest interest even
    in his own personality: he’s free.
  • And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
  • Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. It will not lead you astray.
  • Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
  • Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.
  • Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.
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  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  • Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.
  • Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.
  • Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
  • Knock, And He’ll open the door
    Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
    Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
    Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Rumi.

  • My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
  • Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
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  • Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
  • I have lived on the lip
    of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
    knocking on a door. It opens.
    I’ve been knocking from the inside.
  • Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
  • But listen to me. For one moment
    quit being sad. Hear blessings
    dropping their blossoms
    around you.
  • The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
    Don’t go back to sleep!
    You must ask for what you really want.
    Don’t go back to sleep!
    People are going back and forth
    across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
    The door is round and open
    Don’t go back to sleep!
  • Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.
  • On a day
    when the wind is perfect,
    the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
    Today is such a
    day.

Life Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi

  • When someone is counting out
    gold for you, don’t look at your hands,
    or the gold. Look at the giver.
  • I, you, he, she, we
    In the garden of mystic lovers,
    these are not true distinctions.
  • Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
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  • Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
    How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
  • Within tears, find hidden laughter
    Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.
  • You are a volume in the divine book
    A mirror to the power that created the universe
    Whatever you want, ask it of yourself
    Whatever you’re looking for can only be found
    Inside of you.

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. Rumi.

  • All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.
  • Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave ’til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.
  • When someone beats a rug,
    the blows are not against the rug,
    but against the dust in it.
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  • The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
  • If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.
  • This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
  • You are a lover of your own experience … not of me … you turn to me to feel ur own emotion.
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  • The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.
  • Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open.
  • If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Rumi.

Rumi’s Quotes to Ease Anxiety

  • 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.
  • There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope.
    The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.
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  • You wander from room to room
    Hunting for the diamond necklace
    That is already around your neck!
  • Like a sculptor, if necessary,
    carve a friend out of stone.
    Realize that your inner sight is blind
    and try to see a treasure in everyone.

Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Rumi.

  • Do you know what you are?
    You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter.
    You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
    This universe is not outside of you.
    Look inside yourself;
    everything that you want,
    you are already that.
  • God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.
  • Put your thoughts to sleep,
    do not let them cast a shadow
    over the moon of your heart.
    Let go of thinking.
  • My heart is so small
    it’s almost invisible.
    How can You place
    such big sorrows in it?
    “Look,” He answered,
    “your eyes are even smaller,
    yet they behold the world.

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi.

Rumi Long Quotes

  • I want to see you.
    Know your voice.
    Recognize you when you
    first come ’round the corner.
    Sense your scent when I come
    into a room you’ve just left.
    Know the lift of your heel,
    the glide of your foot.
    Become familiar with the way
    you purse your lips
    then let them part,
    just the slightest bit,
    when I lean in to your space
    and kiss you.
    I want to know the joy
    of how you whisper
    “more”
  • Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.
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  • You try to be faithful
    And sometimes you’re cruel.
    You are mine. Then, you leave.
    Without you, I can’t cope.
    And when you take the lead,
    I become your footstep.
    Your absence leaves a void.
    Without you, I can’t cope.
    You have disturbed my sleep,
    You have wrecked my image.
    You have set me apart.
    Without you, I can’t cope.

Give your weakness to one who helps. Rumi.

  • An eye is meant to see things.
    The soul is here for its own joy.
    A head has one use: For loving a true love.
    Feet: To chase after.
    Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
    for learning what men have done and tried to do.
    Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind
    when it only wants to see why.
    A lover is always accused of something.
    But when he finds his love, whatever was lost
    in the looking comes back completely changed.
  • Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.
  • You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I’ve brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.

I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life. Rumi.

  • What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself.
    I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim,
    I am not from east or west, not from land or sea,
    not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament,
    not of the earth, not of water, not of air, not of fire.
    I am not from the highest heaven, not from this world,
    not from existence, not from being.
    I am not from India, not from China, not from Bulgar, not from Saqsin,
    not from the realm of the two Iraqs, not from the land of Khurasan.
    I am not from the world, not from beyond,
    not from heaven and not from hell.
    I am not from Adam, not from Eve, not from paradise and not from Ridwan.
    My place is placeless, my trace is traceless,
    no body, no soul, I am from the soul of souls.
    I have chased out duality, lived the two worlds as one.
    One I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call.
    He is the first, he is the last, he is the outer, he is the inner.
    Beyond He and He is I know no other.
    I am drunk from the cup of love, the two worlds have escaped me.
    I have no concern but carouse and rapture.
    If one day in my life I spend a moment without you
    from that hour and that time I would repent my life.
    If one day I am given a moment in solitude with you
    I will trample the two worlds underfoot and dance forever.
    O Sun of Tabriz, I am so tipsy here in this world,
    I have no tale to tell but tipsiness and rapture.

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If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill. Rumi.

 


In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. Rumi.

 


Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere? Rumi.


 

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi.


 

Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces. Rumi.


 

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Rumi.


 

People want you to be happy. Don’t keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves. Rumi.


 

Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you. Rumi.


 

The grief-armies assemble, but I’m not going with them. Rumi.


 

The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star. Rumi.


 

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The 20 Best Rumi Quotes

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. Rumi Click to tweet

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi Click to tweet

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Rumi Click to tweet

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us. Rumi Click to tweet

The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. Rumi Click to tweet


Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. Rumi Click to tweet

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi Click to tweet

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Rumi Click to tweet

Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness. Rumi Click to tweet

When will you begin that long journey into yourself? Rumi Click to tweet

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The Best Rumi Quotes

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Let silence take you to the core of life.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.

Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.

My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Click to tweet

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

Let silence be the art you practice. Click to tweet

In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear. Click to tweet

By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.

I should be suspicious of what I want.

Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.

The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you. Click to tweet

The spirit is so near that you can’t see it! But reach for it… don’t be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.

Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.

There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.

I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there. (This is one of my favorite quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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The Most Famous Rumi Quotes

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What you seek is seeking you. Click to tweet

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.

Let your teacher be love itself.

Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. Click to tweet

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Life is balance of holding on and letting go.

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Short Rumi Quotes

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Patience is the key to joy. Click to tweet

Sit, be still, and listen.

Silence gives answers.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

Dance until you shatter yourself.

Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.

As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.

Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.

Let yourself become living poetry.

Be drunk with love, for love is all that exists.

Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love. Click to tweet

Be an empty page, untouched by words.

I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.

The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.

To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. Click to tweet

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?

Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.

Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.

The source of now is here.

Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.

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Inspirational Rumi Quotes

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You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. Click to tweet

Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.

Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something, will find it.

In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.

The garden of the world has no limit except in your mind.

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveller, if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.

With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. Click to tweet

Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah… it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.

Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.

The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.

You are not one you are a thousand. Just light your lantern.

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Either give me more wine or leave me alone. Click to tweet

Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.

Lovers have heartaches that can’t be cured by drugs or sleep, or games, but only by seeing their beloved.

Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. Click to tweet

I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind.

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

Deep And Emotional Rumi Quotes

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If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Click to tweet

I have neither a soul nor a body, for I come from the very Soul of all souls.

When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.

Concentrate on the Essence, concentrate on the light.

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets. The moon sets. But they are not gone.

Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I’ll meet you there.

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.

Every need brings what’s needed. Pain bears its cure like a child. Having nothing produces provisions. Ask a difficult question, and the marvelous answer appears.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.

Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.

All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil angels sometimes weep.

Inside any deep asking is the answering. Click to tweet

Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; love tells us we are. My life flows between the two.

My words are like a ship, and the sea is their meaning. Come to me and I will take you to the depths of spirit. I will meet you there.

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.

The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.

Open your hands if you want to be held.

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.

The soul is here for its own joy.

Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets.

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Wise Rumi Quotes (Words of wisdom)

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Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls. Click to tweet

Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it.

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.

The world is a mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you.

The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.

Anything which is more than our necessity is poison. It may be power, wealth, hunger, ego, greed, laziness, love, ambition, hate or anything.

Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.

In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.

Clean out your ears, don’t listen for what you already know.

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.

When you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish. Click to tweet

Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.

Two there are who are never satisfied – the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.

Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.

Your radiance shines in every atom of creation yet our petty desires keep it hidden.

Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.

Why are you knocking at every door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.

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Rumi Quotes About Love, Marriage, Passion

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Love risks everything and asks for nothing. Click to tweet

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.

You have within you more love than you could ever understand.

When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe.

If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road.

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.

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There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in love. Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds.

This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.

I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.

I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn. The soul calls from within me: ‘You, ignorant of the way of Love, set me free.’

On the path of love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the master painter.

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love. Click to tweet

This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.

Why ever talk of miracles when you are destined to become infinite love.

When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.

I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.

If you love someone, you are always joined with them – in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.

This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.

There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Every moment is made glorious by the light of love.

Now I am sober and there’s only the hangover and the memory of love.

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Rumi Quotes About Life, Happiness, Worrying, Joy

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Travel brings power and love back into your life. Click to tweet

Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life?

Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved.

Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire.

Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor… Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. 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.

When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.

There is a life in you, search that life, search the secret jewel in the mountain of your body.

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

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.

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. Click to tweet

Oh! Joy for he who has escaped from this world of perfumes and color! For beyond these colors and these perfumes, these are other colors in the heart and the soul.

Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like a sun, and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.

The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a true human being.

Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.

If destiny comes to help you, love will come to meet you. A life without love isn’t a life.

When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.

Joy lives concealed in grief.

Don’t make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.

I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.

With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.

Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.

If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold your whole life.

Listen to the unstruck sounds, and what sifts through that music.

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Quotes By Rumi On Friendship

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My heart, sit only with those who know and understand you.

There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves.

Let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another.

Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.

Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.

Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.

My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.

A warm, rainy day-this is how it feels when friends get together. Friend refreshes friend then, as flowers do each others, in a spring rain.

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

Friendship of the wise is good; a wise enemy is better than a foolish friend. Click to tweet

If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.

Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?

Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.

Be with those who help your being.

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Quotes By Rumi On Children

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To me nothing in the world is as precious as a genuine smile, especially from a child.

When a man makes up a story for his child, he becomes a father and a child together, listening.

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy. Click to tweet

All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.

I am a child whose teacher is love surely my master won’t let me grow to be a fool.

What will our children do in the morning if they do not see us fly?

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Quotes By Rumi On Sadness, Healing, Pain, Death, Loss, Grief

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Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand.

Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.

Don’t dismiss the heart, even if it’s filled with sorrow. God’s treasures are buried in broken hearts.

Don’t be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.

Sorrow… It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.

Join the community of saints and know the delight of your own soul. Enter the ruins of your heart and learn the meaning of humility.

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

The wound is the place where the light enters you. Click to tweet

Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.

But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.

Everyone is overridden by thoughts; that’s why they have so much heartache and sorrow.

One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.

 

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.

Suffering is a gift; in its hidden mercy.

Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.

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Quotes By Rumi On Peace, Inner Peace, Gratitude, Silence

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Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now.

Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul.

Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it.

Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your heart from the darkness of hate.

If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.

Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.

Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.

The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.

A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There’s nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, ‘Be more silent.’ Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you’ve died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you. Do not consider what strangers say. Be secluded in your secret heart-house, that bowl of silence.

Stop, open up, surrender the beloved blind silence. Stay there until you see you’re looking at the light with infinite eyes.

When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes – to love more, and be happy. Click to tweet

Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path…Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.

My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don’t harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don’t teach what you do not know.

Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.

There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the beloved lives.

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Quotes By Rumi On Beauty, Universe

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Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Click to tweet

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

Shine like the whole universe is yours.

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.

The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.

The sky will bow down to your beauty, if you do. Click to tweet

You have forgotten the One who doesn’t care about ownership, who doesn’t try to turn a profit from every human exchange.

The universe and the light of the stars come through me.

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.

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Rumi Quotes On Nature, Ocean, Water, Light, The Sun, Moon

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Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.

What hurts the soul? To live without tasting the water of its own essence.

We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river. Listen to the ocean.

When water gets caught in habitual whirlpools, dig a way out through the bottom of the ocean.

There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

Daylight, full of small dancing particles and the one great turning, our souls are dancing with you, without feet, they dance. Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?

You have no need to travel anywhere – journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.

If you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self-existence. Dissolve in the Being who is everything.

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. Click to tweet

Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.

Wherever water flows, life flourishes: wherever tears fall, divine mercy is shown.

How do I know who I am or where I am? How could a single wave locate itself in an ocean.

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I have found the heart and will never leave this house of light.

Don’t you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds.

Your task? To work with all the passion of your being to acquire an inner light.

Truth lifts the heart, like water refreshes thirst.

Love is the water of life, jump into this water.

Listen to the sound of waves within you.

Rumi Quotes On Dance

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We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.

Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.

Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your heart to pieces and giving up your soul.

Without love, all worship is a burden, all dancing is a chore, all music is mere noise.

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.

A divine dance appears in the soul and the body at the time of peace and union. Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music.

‎Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.

Be kind to yourself, dear – to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us.

In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance. Click to tweet

Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions.

Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet.

We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust… The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance.

I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.

There are many ways to the Divine. I have chosen the ways of song, dance, and laughter.

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Rumi Quotes On Hope, Strength, Trust, Fear, Change

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There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.

The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.

It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.

On what is fear: Non-acceptance of uncertainty. If we accept that uncertainty, it becomes an adventure!

When you go through a hard period, when everything seems to oppose you, when you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, never give up! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!

Those who don’t feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of springwater or take in sunset like a supper, those who don’t want to change, let them sleep.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? Click to tweet

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.

If something makes you happy in this world, you should think of what will happen to you if that thing were taken away.

If reason dominates in man, he rises higher than angels. If lust overpowers man, he descends lower than the beast.

Move, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.

The garden of the world has no limits except in your mind.

Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.

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Rumi Sayings On God, Spirituality, Religion

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I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.

Each moment contains a hundred messages from God.

Touched. How did you get here? Close your eyes… and surrender!

Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.

Love is the water of life. Everything other than love for the most beautiful God is agony of the spirit, though it be sugar-eating. What is agony of the spirit? To advance toward death without seizing hold of the water of life.

If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

To become spiritual, you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord. Only then will the mysteries of God fall from your lips. To die to self through self-discipline causes suffering but brings you everlasting life.

There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.

Knock, and He’ll open the door. Vanish, and He’ll make you shine like the sun. Fall, and He’ll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, and He’ll turn you into everything.

Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.

Till man destroys “self” he is no true friend of God. Click to tweet

Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.

Ways of worshipping are not to be ranked as better or worse than one another… It’s all praise, and it’s all right.

We are all the same… all the same… longing to find our way back… back to the One… back to the only One!

Why, when God’s world is so big, did you fall asleep in a prison, of all places?

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one

Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you.

All religions. All this singing. One song. Peace be with you.

I am in the House of Mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer.

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Part 4. Top 10 Rumi Poems About Love, Life

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Poem #1
Love came and became like blood in my body.
It rushed through my veins and encircled my heart.

Poem #2
I will be waiting here…
For your silence to break,
for your soul to shake,
for your love to wake.

Poem #3
I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.

Poem #4
I choose to love you in silence, for in silence I find no rejection.
I choose to love you in loneliness, for in loneliness no one owns you but me.
I choose to adore you from a distance. For distance will shield me from pain.
I choose to kiss you in the wind, for the wind is gentler than my lips.
I choose to hold you in my dreams, for me in dreams, you have no ends.

Poem #5
I have lived on the lip of insanity,
wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.
It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside.

Poem #6
I’ve been looking for a long, long time,
for this thing called love,
I’ve ridden comets across the sky,
and I’ve looked below and above.
Then one day I looked inside myself,
and this is what I found,
a golden sun residing there,
beaming forth God’s light and sound.

Poem #7
I am so close, I may look distant.
So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
So out in the open, I appear hidden.
So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.

Poem #8
I was a tiny bug.
Now a mountain.
I was left behind.
Now honored at the head.
You healed my wounded hunger and anger,
and made me a poet who sings about joy.

Poem #9
Sometimes in order to help He makes us cry.
Happy the eye that sheds tears for His sake.
Fortunate the heart that burns for His sake.
Laughter always follow tears.
Blessed are those who understand.
Life blossoms wherever water flows.
Where tears are shed divine mercy is shown

Poem #10
Doing as others told me, I was blind.
Coming when others called me, I was lost.
Then I left everyone, myself as well.
Then I found everyone, myself as well.

Bonus Poem #11
This is how it always is when I finish a poem.
A great silence overcomes me
and I wonder why I ever thought to use language.

Part 5. Conclusion

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Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you. Rumi Click to tweet

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Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

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Rumi was Born on 7 October 1207. Rumi was a great Muslim Poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi. He died in Turkey on 24 December 1273. Here are top 20 Inspirational Rumi Quotes on Success which will super motivate you to work hard and achieve your dreams. Don’t forget to share Rumi Quotes wth your family and friends.

20 Inspirational Rumi Quotes on Success:

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”—Rumi

“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”—Rumi

“May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.”—Rumi

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”—Rumi

“The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.”—Rumi

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”—Rumi

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”—Rumi

“You’ve come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don’t know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.”—Rumi

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”—Rumi

“I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.”—Rumi

“This is the essence of all sciences – that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.”—Rumi

“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”—Rumi

“When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.”—Rumi

“Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don’t give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.”—Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”—Rumi

“Through Love, all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love, all that is copper will be gold, Through Love, all drugs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.”—Rumi


“You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness.”—Rumi

“Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”—Rumi

“The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love.”—Rumi

“Water, stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hid and show what’s hidden.”—Rumi

“Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”—Rumi

“Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend.”—Rumi

“When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.” —Rumi

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