Rumi

“Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty.”


“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?”


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


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


“This is a subtle truth: Whatever you love you are.”


 


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


“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”


“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.”


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


“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.”


 


“Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart.”


“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”


“Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.”


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


“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”


 


“The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”


“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.”


“What you seek is seeking you.”


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


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


 


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


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


“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.”


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


“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”


 


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


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


“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.”


“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.”


“When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you.”


 


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


“Those who don’t want to change, let them sleep. ”


“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.”


“Shine like the whole universe is yours.”


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


 


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


“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.”


“The prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.”


“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no separation.”


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


 


“If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me.. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”


“I am a spark from the infinite.”


“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.”


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


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


“Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean. Leave and let the sea be you.”


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


“Remember… The entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.”


“Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. Love embraces all.”


“Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.”


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


“When I am silent, I have a thunder hidden inside.”


“I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.”


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


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


“What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved?”


“Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”


“Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought!”


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


“Open your hands if you want to be held.”