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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Because I Cannot Sleep
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
I am troubled by the one
whose face has the color of spring flowers.
I have neither sleep nor patience,
neither a good reputation nor disgrace.
A thousand robes of wisdom are gone.
All my good manners have moved a thousand miles away.
The heart and the mind are left angry with each other.
The stars and the moon are envious of each other.
Because of this alienation the physical universe
is getting tighter and tighter.
The moon says, 'How long will I remain
suspended without a sun?'
Without Love's jewel ...
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