Rumi’s quotes giving me some inspiration

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”

“Let Yourself Be Silently Drawn By the Stronger Pull Of That Which You Really Love.”

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

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

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

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love.”

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

“Be like melting snow — wash yourself of yourself.”

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”

“All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.”

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”

“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.”

“When someone is counting out gold for you, don’t look at your hands, or the gold. Look at the giver.”

“Like a sculptor, if necessary, carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone.”

“If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.”

“The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it’s gone.”

“Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”

“Give your weakness to one who helps.”

“When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.”

“Poems are rough notations for the music we are.”

“Keep on knocking ’til the joy inside opens a window: look to see who’s there”

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.”

“Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises”

“The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.”

“If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.”

“Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.”

“Body is not veiled from soul, neither soul from body,
Yet no man hath ever seen a soul.”

“Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.”

“The soul is here for its own joy.”

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

“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.”

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

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