Rumi Quotes

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.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

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

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.

What you seek is seeking you.

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

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

The cure for pain is in the pain.

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

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice.

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

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

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

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

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

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

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

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

You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

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

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.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty surrounds us.

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

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

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

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.

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

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

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Within tears, find hidden laughter Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

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

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

There are lovers content with longing. I’m not one of them.

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.

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

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.

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

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

The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

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

Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!

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