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Beautiful Sayings By Rumi That Will Give You a Different Insight into Love and life

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet, an Islamic dervish, and a Sufi mystic. His discipline and wisdom have crossed all national and ethnic borders ever since the 13th century.

Rumi is considered a great spiritual master. His quotes are well known for being wise, thought-provoking, insightful, and powerful. Let his words help you realize all the power, beauty, and love you have inside you.

Rumi’s work continues to resonate today. The words he wrote hundreds of years back still make sense and are very relatable. His words can make you smile and cry at the same time. Rumi has painted the world with the colors of his words. Here go some of his beautiful sayings on love and life.

“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

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, 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

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” 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.” 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.” Rumi

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” Rumi

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” 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.” 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.” Rumi

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” Rumi

“silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” Rumi

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” Rumi

“In your 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.” Rumi

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.” Rumi

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” Rumi

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” Rumi

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” Rumi

“I want to sing like the birds’ sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” Rumi

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” Rumi

 “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.” Rumi

“There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.” Rumi

“You feel it, don’t you?” Rumi

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” Rumi

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” Rumi

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” 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.” Rumi

“And so it is, that both the devil and the angelic spirits present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.” Rumi

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.” Rumi

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” Rumi

“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?” Rumi

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” Rumi

“Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.” Rumi

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Shriya Kataria
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