Rumi quotes about life

Rumi quotes about life, happiness, and inner peace


Rumi quotes about life, happiness, worrying and inner peace. All the most inspirational life Rumi quotes and wise words.

Rumi quotes about life

Let silence take you to the core of life.

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

Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.

My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

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

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?

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

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

Let silence be the art you practice.

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

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

Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.

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

The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.

The spirit is so near that you can’t see it! But reach for it… don’t be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.

Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

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

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

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

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.

There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.

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

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

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

Famous life rumi quotes

What you seek is seeking you.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.

Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.

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.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Life is balance of holding on and letting go.

Rumi quotes about life, happiness, worrying, and joy.

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life?

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

Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.

Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire.

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

There is a life in you, search that life, search the secret jewel in the mountain of your body.

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Oh soul, 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.

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

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.

Oh! Joy for he who has escaped from this world of perfumes and color! For beyond these colors and these perfumes, these are other colors in the heart and the soul.

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.

The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a true human being.

Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.

If destiny comes to help you, love will come to meet you. A life without love isn’t a life.

When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.
Joy lives concealed in grief.

Don’t make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.

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

With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.

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

If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold your whole life.

Listen to the unstruck sounds, and what sifts through that music.

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 honorably. 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.

When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.

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