RUMI QUOTES FOR NEW YEAR

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

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”

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

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.”

“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”

“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.”

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

“In silence, there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

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

“The wound is where the light enters you.”

“The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.”

“Be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

“Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now.”

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

“Don’t be a beggar of love, be a generous giver of love.”

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”

“Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.”

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”