Rumi About Copying Others

“For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.

From within, I couldn’t decide what to do.

Unable to see, I heard my name being called.

Then I walked outside.”

~ Rumi,

Open Secret: Versions of Rumi

Beach Wilderness
Beach Wilderness © Eva Tenter
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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
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rumi About Choices

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

~ Rumi

A hummingbird and his flowers. The image was t...
A hummingbird and his flowers. The image was taken in San Francisco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)