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Posts tagged ‘rumi’

Finding a Joyous Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, 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. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.

– Rumi

Observe the Wonders around you

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.

– Jalaluddin Rumi

The incredible artistry of the Grand Canyon at sunset

Walk Out of Your House like a Shepherd

Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Seeing through the Beloved’s Eyes

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Borrow the Beloved’s eyes. Look through them and you’ll see the Beloved’s face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom…things you have hated will become helpers.
–  Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, We Are Three

Let Yourself Be Drawn

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

– Jalaluddin Rumi, Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks

The Best Kind of Cleverness

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

– Rumi

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Never Lose Hope

Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible.

– Rumi

The lotus doesn't lose hope

The lotus doesn’t lose hope