Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Mewlana Jalaluddin 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.” ''
''“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ''
''“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”''
''“What you seek is seeking you.” ''
''“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”''
''“Dance, when youre broken open. Dance, if youve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when youre perfectly free.” ''
''“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ''
''“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” ''
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.” ''
''“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ''
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A Moment Of Happiness
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden's beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.
If I Weep
If I weep, if I come with excuses, my beloved puts cotton wool in his ears.
Every cruelty which he commits becomes him, every cruelty which he commits I endure.
If he accounts me nonexistent, I account his tyranny generosity.
The cure of the ache of my heart is the ache for him; how shall I not surrender my heart to his ache?
Only then are glory and respect mine, when his glorious love renders me contemptible.
Only then does the vine of my body become wine, when the wine-presser stamps on m