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The Essential Rumi by Jalaluddin Rumi
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Jalaluddin Rumi
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart.

A voice inside the beat says, "I know you're tired, but come. This is the way.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope.

The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
tags: hope

Jalaluddin Rumi
“You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“You have forgotten the One
who doesn't care about ownership,
who doesn't try to turn a profit
from every human exchange.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be. ”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.
“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Respond to every call
that excites your spirit.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
NEVER GIVE UP!
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
tags: pain

Jalaluddin Rumi
“What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Brother, stand the pain.
Escape the poison of your impulses.
The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do.
Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun.
Turn away from the cave of your sleeping.
That way a thorn expands to a rose.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“There's no one with intelligence in this town except that man over there playing with the children, the one riding the stick horse. He has keen, fiery insight and vast dignity like the night sky, but he conceals it in the madness of child's play.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“I don't want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity?
Why would you refuse to give
this joy to anyone?

Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups!
They swim the huge fluid freedom.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi


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