100 Beautiful and Wise 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.

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

What you seek is seeking you.

rumi quotes

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.

The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

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

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

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

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

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

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

Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.

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

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

When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

rumi quotes

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?

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

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.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

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

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.

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

rumi quotes

Let silence be the art you practice.

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

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

Reason is powerless in the expression of love.

Silence gives answers.

Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.

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

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

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.

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

Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.

rumi quotes

Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.

Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.

You might like: 100 Top Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated

Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.

Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.

To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.

Dance until you shatter yourself.

It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

rumi quotes

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

Let silence take you to the core of life.

In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.

rumi quotes

Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.

This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.

In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.

Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.

What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.

The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.

There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.

I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.

If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.

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.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

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

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

rumi quotes

Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.

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

Be drunk with love, for love is all that exists.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.