Rumi Quotes

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Rumi Quotes

 

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

“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.” – Rumi

“You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” – Rumi

“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.” – Rumi

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

“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.” – Rumi

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.” – Rumi

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.” – Rumi

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” – Rumi

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” – Rumi

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

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

“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” – Rumi

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” – Rumi

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” – Rumi

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” – Rumi

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

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

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

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

“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.” – Rumi

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” – Rumi

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

“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.” – Rumi

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.” – Rumi

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

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

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

“Beauty surrounds us.” – 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

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” – Rumi

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

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” – Rumi

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

“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.” – Rumi

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” – Rumi

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

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

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi

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

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

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

“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.” – Rumi

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

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.” – Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

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

“The cure for pain is in the pain.” – Rumi

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

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” – Rumi

“I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.” – Rumi

“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.” – Rumi

 

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