Quotes by Rumi
When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.
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. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself
The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing.
Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
The Real Beloved is that one who is Unique,
who is your Beginning and your End.
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.
If you want money more than anything, you'll be bought and sold your whole life.
Do not look back,
No one knows how the world ever began.
Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever.
If you dwell on the past or future,
You will miss the moment.
In this life many demolitions are actually renovations.
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.
Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
So wild flowers will come up where you are.
You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
There is someone who looks after us
from behind the curtain.
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow.
Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
God works in mysterious ways. Things may look good outwardly, but there may be evil contained inside. Let no one be deluded by pride that he himself has conceived good ideas or done good deeds. If everything were as it seemed, the Prophet would not have cried out with such illuminated and illuminating perspicacity, Show me things as they are! You make things appear beautiful when in reality they are ugly; You make things appear ugly when in reality they are beautiful. Show us therefore each thing as it is lest we fall into a snare and be ever errant.
Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.
One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.
Oh Beloved, take me. Liberate my soul. Fill me with your love and release me from the two worlds. If I set my heart on anything but you let fire burn me from inside. Oh Beloved, take away what I want. Take away what I do. Take away what I need. Take away everything that takes me from you.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Allah made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. you see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? you see the foam, but not the ocean. invoke Him with deeds, not words; for deeds are real and will save you in the infinite-life.
I LOVE my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
HEART might stop. MIND can forget.
I Love them with my Soul.
SOUL never stops or forgets
There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire.