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
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. – Rumi
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. – Rumi
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. – Rumi
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. – Rumi
What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. – Rumi
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi
The cure for pain is in the pain. – Rumi
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice. – Rumi
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? – Rumi
I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. – Rumi
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? – Rumi
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. – Rumi
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. – Rumi
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. – Rumi
Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. – Rumi
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. – Rumi
You are the universe in ecstatic motion. – Rumi
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. – Rumi
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. – Rumi
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. – Rumi
Only from the heart can you touch the sky. – Rumi
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. – Rumi
In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. – Rumi
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. – Rumi
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. – Rumi
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. – Rumi
Beauty surrounds us. – Rumi
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. – Rumi
The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night. – Rumi
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.
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. – Rumi
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. – Rumi
They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls? – Rumi
Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. – Rumi
Within tears, find hidden laughter Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. – Rumi
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. – Rumi
All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire. – Rumi
I know you’re tired but come, this is the way. – Rumi
There are lovers content with longing. I’m not one of them. – Rumi
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. – Rumi
Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere? – Rumi
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. – Rumi
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. – Rumi
Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge. – Rumi
The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns. – Rumi
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? – Rumi
Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty. – Rumi
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. – Rumi
The lion is most handsome when looking for food. – Rumi
Either give me more wine or leave me alone. – Rumi
I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away. – Rumi
Respond to every call that excites your spirit. – Rumi
Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation! – Rumi