My Favorite Quotes By RumiSaturday, April 23, 2011
Some of Maulana Jalal ad-Din Rumi's words that I've left marinated inside my head. I hope the meaning behind them reach to you in a positive way.
'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.'
'You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?'
'Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.'
'All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.'
'Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.'
'Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.'
'Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.'
'Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.'
'If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?'
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