Rumi was a Sufi mystic, philosopher and poet who lived in Persia during the 13th Century. Revered in his lifetime for his spiritual insight and literary flair, Rumi’s poems have been translated into most of the world’s languages and remain a source of inspiration for many soul-seekers today.
With elegance and studied simplicity, Rumi’s words explore the divine nature of compassion, faith, love and truth in our world.
Rumi on Life:
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Rumi on Loss:
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Rumi on Love:
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.
Rumi on Joy:
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 on Heaven:
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.
Rumi on the Spirit:
Water never tires of fish
nor do fish ever tire of water
Spirit is never tired of lovers
nor lovers of Spirit.
Rumi on Humanity:
We may know who we are or we may not.
We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians
but until our hearts
become the mould for every heart
we will only see our differences.