Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi quote

“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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

 

“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
―Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

 

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

 

“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
― Jalal Ad-Din Rumi

 

“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

 

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“I want to see you.

Know your voice.

Recognize you when you
first come ’round the corner.

Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.

Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.

Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space
and kiss you.

I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
“more”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

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.”
―Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
―Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

 

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

 

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
―Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

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

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
―Mawlana Jalal-al-Din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
― Jalalu’l-din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din 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.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

 

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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