February 19, 2015
25 LIFE LESSONS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD LEARN FROM RUMI
"Study me as much as you want, you will not know me, because I am different in a hundred ways from what you see me. Stand behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, why I chose to be in a place that you can not see. "~ Rumi
Rumi, also known as Jalāl ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, was a 13th-century Persian mystic, theologian and Persian poet. His words were loaded with wisdom and power. It was truly amazing.
Below are 25 life lessons that everyone can learn from Rumi’s words. We hope they can inspire you to live a more beautiful and meaningful life.
1. STOP LIVING SO SMALL. YOU ARE THE STATIC MOVING UNIVERSE.
"You were born with potential. You were born with kindness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You’re not meant to crawl, so do not crawl. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. "
"You sit here for days saying, this is weird. You’re the one who’s weird. You have the energy of the sun in you, but you hold it at the base of your spine. You’re a weird kind of gold that wants to melt in the oven, so you do not have to become a coin. "
"Why should I stay in the bottom of a pit if I have a rope in my hand?"
"Become the sky. Take an ax and knock down the prison wall. Exhaust. "
"Do you know what you are? You are a draft of a divine letter. You are a mirror that reflects a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look within yourself; Whatever you want, you already are. "
2. YOUR JOB IS TO LIVE YOUR LIFE IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE TO YOU, NOT TO "THEM."
"Start a huge and foolish project like Noah … it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you."
3. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF.
"When you go through a difficult time, when everything seems to oppose you … When you feel like you can not even stand more than a minute, do not give up! Because this will be the time and place that the course will deflect! "
"Sadness prepares you for joy. She violently sweeps everything out of her house, so that a new joy can find room to enter. She shakes the yellow leaves from the branch of her heart, so that green leaves can grow in its place. It pulls the rotten roots so that new roots hidden underneath have room to grow. Whatever the sadness, shake it from your heart, much better things will take its place. "
"Dance, when you feel hurt. Dance, when you take off the bandage. Dance while fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance as you free yourself. "
4. IGNORANCE IS ARREST.
"Ignorance is the imprisonment of God. Knowledge is the palace of God. "
5. TREASURES THAT CAN BE FOUND OUTSIDE OF YOU CAN NOT EVEN BE COMPARED WITH THE TREASURES THAT CAN BE FOUND WITHIN YOU.
"You wander from room to room hunting the diamond necklace that is already around your neck!"
"Everything in the universe is within you. Ask everything from yourself. "
"Why do you marvel at the outside world when a gold mine is inside you?"
"You go from village to village on your horse asking everyone, ‘Has anyone seen my horse’? "
"There is a well within you. Do not walk around with an empty bucket. "
6. WHEN YOU STOP BEING WHAT YOU ARE, YOU BECOME WHAT YOU CAN BE.
"Knock, and the door will open. Disappear, you will shine like the sun. Fall, who will rise to the heavens. Become nothing, and become everything. "
"Forget security. Live where you’re afraid to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. "
"Do not be satisfied with stories, things that have happened to others. Unfold your own myth. "
"Set fire to your life. Look for those who like you on fire. "
"Be the snow melting. Wash yourself from yourself. "
7. THERE IS SOMETHING YOU KNOW HOW TO DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE.
"Everyone was made for a particular job, and the desire for that work was placed in every heart."
"Be it a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Get out of your house like a shepherd. "
8. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SEE THE WHOLE LADDER, JUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP.
"When you start walking, the path appears."
9. WHEN YOU COMMIT TO SOMETHING, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
"Lack of enthusiasm does not allow you to master. You are in search of God, but you live by stopping in petty places. "
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When the action comes from another section, that sensation disappears. "
"Wherever you are, and whatever you do, have love."
10. GOOD THINGS END SO THAT BETTER THINGS CAN ARISE.
"Do not fret. Anything you lose comes back any other way. "
11. THE WOUND IS THE PLACE WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS YOU.
"What hurts you, bless you. Darkness is your candle. "
"Where there is ruin, there is hope of a treasure."
"Do not move away. Keep your gaze in the bruised place. That is where the light enters you. "
"Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open for everything, pain can become your greatest ally in the quest for love and wisdom. "
12. DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND DO WITH LOVE.
"Let the beauty of love be what you do."
"Let yourself be silently carried away by the stronger attraction you truly love."
"Then deal with what you really value and let the thief take the rest."
13. THINK LESS. FEEL MORE.
"Reason is powerless compared to love."
"Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let us cast a shadow on the moon of your heart. Stop thinking. "
"Only from the heart can you touch the sky."
"There is a candle in your heart, ready to be lit. There is an emptiness in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel that, do not you? "
"Get rid of worries. Think of who created the concern! Why do you get stuck when the door is so open? "
14. LOVE IS WORTH EVERYTHING.
"Throw it all out for love, if you’re a real human being. If not, leave this place. "
"Let the lover be ashamed, mad, distracted. Someone sober will worry about bad events. Let the lover love. "
15. ENJOY BOTH THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN YOUR LIFE.
"Be thankful for the one who comes, for each one has been sent as a guide from the beyond."
"If you’re angry at every rub, how will you be polished?"
"When someone hits a rug, the blows are not against the rug, they are against the dust."
16. YOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD BY CHANGING YOURSELF.
"Yesterday I was smart, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. "
17. WE ARE MADE OF LOVE AND MADE TO LOVE.
"We are born of love; Love is our mother. "
"Your task is not to seek love, but only to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
"Through the love of all that is bitter it will be sweet. With love, everything that is copper will be gold. Through love the whole mixture will become wine. Through Love, all pain will become medicine. "
"I have no companion other than love. Without beginning, end, or dawn. My soul calls from within me: ‘You, ignorant of love, let yourself go. "
"That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyful tranquility."
18. YOUR SOUL DOES NOT BELONG TO THIS WORLD. YOUR BODY, YES.
"All day I think about it, so the night I say: where do I come from, and what should I do? I have no idea. My soul is from somewhere else, I’m sure of it, and I intend to end there. "
"When I die, I will rise with angels, and when I die of the angels, I will become something you can not imagine."
19. AT SOUL LEVEL, WE ARE ALL ONE.
"All religions sing a song. Differences are only illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks a bit different on every wall, but it’s still one light. "
"What shall I say, O Muslims? I do not know myself, I am not a Christian, not a Jew, not Zoroaster, not a Muslim. "
"I am neither from the East nor from the West, there are no limits within my bosom."
20. YOUR SOUL IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN ANYTHING ELSE.
"You can know the value of any and all merchandise. But if you do not know the value of your soul, it’s all silly. "
21. CHOOSE YOUR PARTNER FOR LIFE WISELY.
"Choose someone who is not counting the points, who is not looking to be richer, or who is afraid of losing, who has no interest even in his own personality: he is free."
TRUE LOVE TRANSCENDS THE MATERIAL PLANE AND NO MATTER IF THEIR BODIES ARE SEPARATE, THEIR SOULS WILL ALWAYS BE CONNECTED.
Farewells are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
23. RAISE UP YOUR WORDS, NOT YOUR VOICE.
"Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. "
24. SILENCE IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE.
"Silence is the language of God, everything else is bad translation."
"Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not his words. "
25. BEING ALIVE IS NOT ENOUGH.
"You think you’re alive, why do you breathe the air? What a shame, to be alive in such a limited way. Do not be without love, then you will not feel dead. Die passionately and you will live forever. "
What is your favorite phrase of Rumi? What is the lesson you learned from this beautiful and incredible soul? Share with your ideas by joining the conversation in the comments section below!