The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites.
Everyone sleeps, except lovers, who stay awake, telling stories to God.
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.
Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul.
I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover.
Finding faults is for those with tired minds.
Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.
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.
This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening.
Wisdom tells us we are not worthy;
Love tells us we are.
My life flows between the two.
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.
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.
Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe.
I am so close, I may look distant.
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.
Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments.
What you are seeking is also seeking you.
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.
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.
It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
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.
And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again.
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.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
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!
When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.
There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way.
The quieter we become, the more we can hear.
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.
You show your worth by what you seek.
Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure.
Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.
Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love.
In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.
When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home.
Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire,
A furnace's heat fruit does not require.
Outer eyes are the inner eyes' reflection,
For outer eyes are under their direction.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.
Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another.
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.
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.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
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.
Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about
shame and dignity.
You are God's lover,
yet you worry
Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself.
When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.
The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You -- the best you around!
All is known in the sacredness of silence.
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?
Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it.
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.
Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand.
Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
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.
If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill.
You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
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.
Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there.
If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.
This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.
Beauty surrounds us.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence.
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.
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.
This moment is all there is.
Don't feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
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.
Don't move the way fear makes you move.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.
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.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.
Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet.
Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.
Listen to the sound of waves within you.
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.
The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.
The universe and the light of the stars come through me.
The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.
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.
Shine like the whole universe is yours.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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