all else is poor translation.” ― Rumi
“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” ― Rumi
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” ― Rumi
“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ― Rumi
“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.”
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of 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
“Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
― Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside.” ― Rumi
“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” ― Rumi
“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.” ― Rumi
“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.” ― Rumi
“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.” ― Rumi
tags: inspirational, love, spiritual 525 likes like
“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” ― Rumi
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames” ― Rumi
“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.” ― 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.” ― Rumi
“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ― Rumi
“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.” ― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi
“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.” ― Rumi
“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.” ― Rumi
“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.” ― Rumi
“An eye is meant to see things.
“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!” ― Rumi
“Beauty surrounds us.”
“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.”