I love Rumi. His poetry has moved me beyond any other. His words, like soup for the soul. They stir my spirit and lift my heart. They take my breath away. They make me cry. They comfort me.
I think his words resonate so strongly because they come from an eternal place within himself that he found. The source of his creativity and energy. But also they also come from a deep understanding and connection to our very human problems.
Our earthliness as well as our eternity.
A place so strongly connected to the pulse of life. I can feel it when I read his words and somehow that transmits into me. It speaks to me and inspires me so much.
Here are 10 of my favourite Rumi quotes to lift your heart and inspire you too.
Breathe. Read. breathe again. And spend a little time digesting the words like the most nourishing soup on a mid-winter’s day. I hope they stir something in you and nurture your spirit.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript of a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that.”
“What you seek is seeking you.”
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!”
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”