Rumi’s Recipe for Heaven

“Whenever we can manage to love without

expectations,

calculations,

negotiations,

we are indeed in heaven.”

~ Rumi

Heaven
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Rumi About Magic

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you.

Don’t claim them.

Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.

Don’t grieve.

Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

~ Rumi

Dogberries in Snow
Dogberries in Snow © Eva Tenter

Let Go of Half-Loves

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken

to take one whole heart home.”

~ Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

Sunset by Eva Tenter
Sunset © Eva Tenter

Rumi About Unconditional Love

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look what happens with love like that.

It lights up the sky.”

~ Rumi

Red sunrise over palmtree and ocean
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Why Do Things Change?

“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.”

~ Rumi, Essential Rumi

English: Morning mist on Lake Mapourika, New Z...
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