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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Inspirational Quotes from Rumi (Jalal-Uddin Rumi)

Aloha Everyone,

I wanted to share with you some inspirational quotes from Rumi.  Jalal-Uddin Rumi (1207-1273) or known simply as Persian Rumi was a 13th century poet and philosopher who influenced both eastern and western poetry. Among intellectuals, Rumi is considered the most talented poet Persia has given to the world.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
-- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Travelers, it is late.  Life's sun is going to set.
During these brief days that you have strength, 
be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

You suppose you are the trouble But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

It's too bad that you want to be someone else
You don't see your own face, your own beauty
- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival,
A joy, a depression, meanness.
Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain all!  Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

- Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Namaste -- Cathi

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