Rumi

When I sat down to meditate this morning, I ran across a meditation by Brian Scott ‘The Divine Wisdom of Rumi’.

I have always been fascinated by those unique individuals who prove their brilliance by simply stating the obvious truths of life. Rumi, a Persian poet who lived in the thirteenth century, was one such individual. His wisdom is so timeless and genuine that it is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.

The following Rumi quotes particularly spoke to me this morning:

“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

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

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

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

“If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.”

“One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.”

“A candle never loses any of its light while lighting up another candle.”

Take care & stay safe. πŸ’ž

12 thoughts on “Rumi

  1. Always liked him. Hafiz is like him but a sense of humor.
    P.S. we have your cold air down here. Snow too.zero degrees in the morning. Ouch! I’ll try to get it to come home to you. But I saved pics for when its 95&humid!πŸ˜€β„β„β„

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  2. Thanks, Dwight! I have never been much of a thunderer but have known plenty. πŸ™„. The one I have been focussing on is learning to change myself instead of the world. I have to keep working on that one! πŸ™‚

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