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quote by Rumi: The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Everyone sleeps, except lovers, who stay awake, telling stories to God. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Everyone sleeps, except lovers, who stay awake, telling stories to God.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Love means to reach for the sky
and with every breath to tear a
hundred veils. Love means to step
away from the ego, to open the eyes
of inner vision and not to take this
world so seriously. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Love means to reach for the sky
and with every breath to tear a
hundred veils. Love means to step
away from the ego, to open the eyes
of inner vision and not to take this
world so seriously.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Prayer clears the mist 
and brings back peace to the Soul. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Finding faults is for those with tired minds. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Finding faults is for those with tired minds.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; 
Love tells us we are. 
My life flows between the two. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Wisdom tells us we are not worthy;
Love tells us we are.
My life flows between the two.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I am so close, I may look distant. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I am so close, I may look distant.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don't forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don't forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: What you are seeking is also seeking you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

What you are seeking is also seeking you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will
be made glad and peaceful. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will
be made glad and peaceful.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
Heart might stop. Mind can forget.
I love them with my soul.
Soul never stops or forgets. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
Heart might stop. Mind can forget.
I love them with my soul.
Soul never stops or forgets.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will di… with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The quieter we become, the more we can hear. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The quieter we become, the more we can hear.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: You show your worth by what you seek. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

You show your worth by what you seek.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire, 
A furnace's heat fruit does not require. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire,
A furnace's heat fruit does not require.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Outer eyes are the inner eyes' reflection,
For outer eyes are under their direction. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Outer eyes are the inner eyes' reflection,
For outer eyes are under their direction.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Only union with you gives joy. 
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Die! Die! Die in this love!
If you die in this love,Your soul will be renewed. 
Die! Die! Don't fear the death of that which is known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Die! Die! Die in this love!
If you die in this love,Your soul will be renewed.
Die! Die! Don't fear the death of that which is known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: A wealth you cannot imagine
flows through you.
Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart-house,
that bowl of silence. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

A wealth you cannot imagine
flows through you.
Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart-house,
that bowl of silence.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about
shame and dignity.
You are God's lover,
yet you worry
what people
are saying. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about
shame and dignity.
You are God's lover,
yet you worry
what people
are saying.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You -- the best you around! with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You -- the best you around!

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: All is known in the sacredness of silence. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

All is known in the sacredness of silence.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it. with background image: brown and black tiger near body of water
Background Photo: Ratanjot Singh

Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. 
 For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Whoever's calm and sensible is insane! with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. with background image: man and woman with dog on woods
Background Photo: Mitchell Luo

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Beauty surrounds us. with background image: river surrounded by trees
Background Photo: Matthew Smith

Beauty surrounds us.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.


quote by Rumi: You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence, or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets, and this sadness I feel has taken from me the taste of language, so that I cannot say the flavor of my being apart.


quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: This moment is all there is. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This moment is all there is.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't move the way fear makes you move. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't move the way fear makes you move.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being. with background image: sunflower
Background Photo: Domenico Gentile

I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Listen to the sound of waves within you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Listen to the sound of waves within you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. with background image: pink dahlia in bloom
Background Photo: Janine Joles

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The universe and the light of the stars come through me. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The universe and the light of the stars come through me.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day. with background image: people holding shoulders sitting on wall
Background Photo: Duy Pham

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Shine like the whole universe is yours. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Shine like the whole universe is yours.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

--Rumi

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