Whatever you know or dont – Only LOVE is real. ~ Rumi
Rumi’s words have been a source of solace to my soul for a very long time. I grew up listening to my wise and philosophical dad quote Rumi on many occasions and then when I did actually grow up, I began to slowly understand the depth of his words. To this day, his words, his philosophy on all things love and life hits home for the heart centred Sufi girl in me.
All those who know me, know how much I LOVE “love”. And, when it comes to understanding the many layers of love…none other than Rumi’s words have the power to tug at the heart. In many a troubled times, his words have worked like a balm for my heart and soul.
Today I’d like to share with you some of my favourite quotes and poems by Rumi on all things LOVE in hope that they may be a solace to your heart and soul too ~
Rumi’s Soulful Advice on all LOVE
“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 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.”
“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
“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?”
“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
“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.”
“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
“People want you to be happy. Don’t keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.”
“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”
“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
“An eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.
A head has one use: For loving a true love.
Feet: To chase after.
Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
for learning what men have done and tried to do.
Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind
when it only wants to see why.
A lover is always accused of something.
But when he finds his love, whatever was lost
in the looking comes back completely changed.”
“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.”
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
“I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.”
“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one”
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
“Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.”
“Love is the cure,
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”
Now its YOUR turn….Do you have a favourite Rumi Quote that touches your heart? Please share your favourites and your beautiful selves in the comments of this post. I’d love to hear from you!
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With Immense Love & Gratitude,