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quote by Rumi: Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.

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quote by Rumi: Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

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quote by Rumi: Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.

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quote by Rumi: One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

Your depression is connected to your insolence
and refusal to praise. Whoever feels himself walking
on the path, and refuses to praise -- that man or woman
steals from others every day -- is a shoplifter!

The sun became full of light when it got hold of itself.
Angels only began shining when they achieved discipline.
The sun goes out whenever the cloud of not-praising comes.
The moment the foolish angel felt insolent, he heard the door close.


quote by Rumi: The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.

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quote by Rumi: My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Travel brings power and love back into your life. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.

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quote by Rumi: If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Love risks everything and asks for nothing. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Love risks everything and asks for nothing.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: O, happy the soul that saw its own faults. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Open your hands if you want to be held. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Open your hands if you want to be held.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love.


quote by Rumi: Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Inside any deep asking is the answering. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Inside any deep asking is the answering.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The message behind the words is the voice of the heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.

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quote by Rumi: Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Patience is the key to joy. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Patience is the key to joy.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The lion is most handsome when looking for food. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

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quote by Rumi: What you seek is seeking you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

What you seek is seeking you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I should be suspicious of what I want. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I should be suspicious of what I want.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Silence gives answers. with background image: grassland
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Silence gives answers.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Love is the bridge between you and everything. with background image: purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography
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Love is the bridge between you and everything.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Open your eyes, for this world is only a dream. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Open your eyes, for this world is only a dream.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Swim out of your little pond. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Swim out of your little pond.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.

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

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

--Rumi

Longer Version:

Do not feel lonely,

the entire universe is inside you.

Stop acting so small.

You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Set your life on fire.

Seek those who fan your flames.


quote by Rumi: The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

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quote by Rumi: Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. with background image: white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
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Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.

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quote by Rumi: The wound is the place where the light enters you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind.

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

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.

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

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

Longer Version:

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.".


quote by Rumi: Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. with background image: heart drawn on sand during daytime
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The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.


quote by Rumi: The soul is here for its own joy. with background image: fawn pug eating food

The soul is here for its own joy.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

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

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
quote by Rumi: When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

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quote by Rumi: This is the essence of all sciences -- that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This is the essence of all sciences -- that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

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quote by Rumi: The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: We are born of love; Love is our mother. with background image: red rose
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We are born of love; Love is our mother.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi

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