“Love Is The Bridge Between You and Everything.”
Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī was a 19th century Sufi mystic and poet whose words have brought inspiration and joy to millions of people all over the world.
Most commonly known simply as Rumi, his poetry speaks of love and of oneness with God. Here, I’ve selected ten of my favourite Rumi quotes. May they touch your heart, inspire your mind and bring peace to your day.
“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.”
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honourably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
“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?”
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow…