Rumi: Lovers, Madness & Poetry

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“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.”

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.”

“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

“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.”

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

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

“Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.”

“You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.”

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

All quotes by Rumi

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2 responses to “Rumi: Lovers, Madness & Poetry

  1. Deb in Fla.

    Lovely Aimee… <3 <3 <3 Hope you and P are enjoying your new, warmer location. Happy Holidays <3

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